Certificate Programs


CCT students also have several different certificate programs available to them, both for academic credit and non-credit. Students may use elective courses to pursue a certificate program to complement their studies. Certificate options are currently available in the following areas.

Credits toward a CCT-approved certificate program also count as electives for the CCT degree. Students that choose to pursue a certificate will graduate after taking 39 credits and completing other CCT degree requirements. Pursuing a certificate does not require a student to take additional credits.

Honors Certificate in International Business Diplomacy

The Honors Certificate in International Business Diplomacy is offered by the Karl F. Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. To be considered for enrollment in an IBD gateway course, complete the IBD application by July 31 for fall semester, November 30 for spring semester.

Students should plan to take the gateway course for the certificate in the first or second semester. Students need to take least one or two certificate courses each semester to finish the degree and certificate requirements in two years. CCT students are also encouraged to take Business, Accounting, and Finance early in their IBD coursework. Two CCT courses can count as your IBD electives; four of the six required IBD courses must be taken in programs other than CCT. With the exception of undergraduate and language courses, courses that fulfill approved certificate program requirements also fulfill CCT elective course requirements.

Graduate Certificate in Arab Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Arab Studies is offered by the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. Students are required to take five courses related to Arab studies and pass a written or oral Arabic proficiency exam administered by the Department.

Each candidate for the graduate Certificate must, by the completion of his or her studies, demonstrate a reading or oral knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic or conversational competence in a spoken Arabic dialect. The Certificate candidate at the Master's level must complete a minimum of 15 graduate credits of Arab area courses, not including acquisition level language courses, chosen for the coherence and support they give to the student's academic and career objectives.

Please contact Dr. Judith Tucker, Director of the Program in Arab Studies tuckerje@georgetown.edu or Ms. Kelli Harris, Academic Program Coordinator kmh79@georgetown.edu for more information.

Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies

The Graduate Certificate in Asian Studies is offered by the Georgetown Government Department, this certificate is available to individuals in a Georgetown University graduate program.

Students who wish to register for the certificate are asked to do so by the end of their first semester, but no later than the end of the first year of their graduate studies program. It is important for students to declare their interest in the Graduate Certificate early to ensure future course planning for the following academic year.

Candidates for the Asian Studies Graduate Certificate must register with the Asian Studies Program by completing the Graduate Certificate Registration form. The form may be e-mailed to Robert Lyons at rml74@georgetown.edu or may be hand delivered to ICC 302-A.

Certificate in Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies

The Certificate in Eurasian, Russian & East European Studies is offered by the Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies (CERES) in the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. CERES is part of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS), founded in 1919 to educate students and prepare them for leadership roles in international affairs. SFS remains committed to intercultural understanding and service in the global arena, ideals held by SFS’ founder and first dean, Edmund A. Walsh, S.J. Today, SFS conducts six interdisciplinary Master’s programs designed to teach students to think about, analyze and act in the twenty-first century with imagination, good judgment and compassion.

The curriculum for the certificate is individually designed in consultation with the student's home program. The certificate requires 15 credits and evidence of proficiency in an appropriate language of the region.

For more information, please contact Dr. Benjamin Loring, CERES Associate Director: bhl22@georgetown.edu, tel. 202-687-5508.

Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies

The Certificate in Refugees & Humanitarian Emergencies focuses on all aspects of international migration, including the causes of and potential responses to population movements, immigration and refugee law and policy, comparative migration studies, the integration of immigrants into their host societies, and the effects of international migration on social, economic, demographic, foreign policy and national security concerns. ISIM also studies internal displacement, with particular attention to the forced movements of people for reasons that would make them refugees if they crossed an international border.

Main Campus students are required to take Introduction to Humanitarian Crises, which provides an overview of major principles, legal frameworks, theories, operational concerns and public policy issues. In consultation with their faculty advisor, students will choose an additional five courses from a broader list of offerings designated for certificate credit.

The application form is available for download in Word or PDF. Please return a signed copy to Professors Martin martinsf@georgetown.edu or Schoenholtz schoenha@law.georgetown.edu, or to the ISIM office.

Non-Credit Certificates

The Apprenticeship in Teaching (AT) program through CNDLS (Center for New Designs in Learning & Scholarship) is designed to enhance the preparation of graduate students as teachers. The AT program does not replace departmental teacher preparation courses, but can be incorporated into a larger curriculum of professional development. The program is not required, but all interested graduate students in both masters and doctoral programs are eligible to participate.

Participants must finish the AT program within their graduate career to receive the transcript notation. If you plan to complete or have completeed all the requirements , please email atprogram@georgetown.edu during your final semester (at the very latest by the final submission deadline) to confirm your intention to complete the program. We will then confirm your completion and notify the registrar to include the program notation on your transcript.

For more information, please email atprogram@georgetown.edu