- Course Delivery
- Fully Online
- Total Credits
- In-State Tuition Per Credit
- Out of State Tuition Per Credit
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The online Intelligence and National Security, graduate certificate is designed to meet the need for an in-depth and critical analysis of US foreign policy and national security by graduate students, active duty military and civilian professionals working in the fields of public service, national security, defense policy and intelligence analysis.
The online Intelligence and National Security, graduate certificate requires 12 credit hours and includes courses with the following topics:
- Foreign Policy
- International Relations
- Intelligence and National Security
- United States Foreign Policy
This program of study seeks to satisfy varying academic, career and personal post-graduate goals of traditional and non-traditional students that prepare them for their responsibility as active citizens through leadership, participation and employment in intelligence, military and foreign relations careers.
Lana Obradovic's research interests include international security, American foreign and national security policymaking, gender and security, post-communist transitions, Balkans and East Asia. Before moving to Nebraska, Dr. Obradovic headed Mercy College International Relations and Diplomacy program in New York and led the award-winning Model UN team.
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
A bachelor's degree
3.00 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
Taken the TOEFL or IELTS
(Only required if English is not your native language)
Official transcripts from all previous schools
To apply to this program:
- Complete and submit the online application for admissions
- Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee.
- Fall Semester
- June 15
- Spring Semester
- October 15
- Summer Session
- March 15
Any student who was an undergraduate at UNO cannot take any cross-listed course he/she took while an undergraduate student. UNO undergraduates who took PSCI 3260: US Foreign Policy and/or PSCI 4250: Intelligence and National Security cannot take PSCI 8265 and/or PSCI 8256. Therefore, before these students apply, they must speak with the graduate chair or academic program coordinator to discuss alternative coursework.
|Seminar in Foreign Policy and National Security||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8200
This course introduces students to classic and contemporary scholarship on the formulation and implementation of foreign and national security policy in the United States with an emphasis on engaging in thoughtful discussion and individual research.
|Seminar in International Relations||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8250
This course introduces students to classic and contemporary scholarship on the issues, theories and methodological approaches associated with the study of the nation-state system, international law, international organizations, international security and globalization.
|International Relations of East Asia||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8206
This course introduces students to the international politics of East Asia with an emphasis on the contemporary relations among major East Asian states (China, Japan, the Korean peninsula) and the United States.
|International Relations of the Middle East||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8216
This course focuses on the international politics of the Middle East region, specifically looking at conditions for peace and causes of war. It examines how the international system, domestic politics, ideologies, and leaders influence international politics in the Middle East.
|Seminar on International Leadership and Strategy||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8220
This course introduces students to international leadership and strategy theory, research and application.
|Global Security Issues||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8255
This course introduces students to issues of national and international security that cross boundaries and threaten all countries including issues such as climate change, environmental deterioration, population and demographics, gender issues, disease and public health, the media, asymmetrical warfare, drugs/organized crime and cyberthreats.
|Intelligence and National Security||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8256
This course introduces students to the United States intelligence services, and their relation to broader U.S. national security policy.
|United States Foreign Policy||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8265
This course introduces students to the analysis of foreign and defense policy processes in the United States, including the role of the President, Congress, Departments of State and Defense, the intelligence community and other actors/factors affecting policy formulation and implementation.
|Political Violence, Insurgency and Terrorism||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8556
Information to come at later date.
Cost for Nebraska Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $356.50
- Fees: $52.25
- Total: $408.75
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1069.50
- Fees: $156.75
- Total: $1226.25
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $600.00
- Fees: $52.25
- Total: $652.25
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1800.00
- Fees: $156.75
- Total: $1956.75
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What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.