International Economic Relations (Graduate Certificate) [CAS/ECON]
Admission to the Program
Open to students with a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. Applicants must submit their official transcripts along with a one page statement of purpose.
Non-native English speakers are required to submit results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) unless they hold a degree from a US-accredited institution before enrollment at SIS. The minimum TOEFL score for full admissions consideration is 100 on the Internet-based test (iBT) or 600 on the paper-based test (PBT). The minimum IELTS score is 7.0.
- 15 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 6 credit hours at the 600-level or above, with grades of C or better. Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit.
Core (9 credit hours)
- ECON-603 Introduction to Economic Theory (3) (students with sufficient background in economics may substitute an additional economics course from the list of electives, below)
- ECON-670 Survey of International Economics (3)
- SIS-616 International Economics (3)
- SIS-600 Statistics, Research Design, and Research Methods for International Affairs (3)
- STAT-514 Statistical Methods (3)