Academics

The Jack D.Gordon Institute for Public Policy (JGI) offers a number of rigorous and intellectually stimulating Certificate Programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Designed as the perfect complement to a student’s discipline or major area of study, The Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy certificate programs provide both degree and non-degree seeking students with a multidisciplinary and critical understanding of Public Policy, National Security, or, North American Studies. There will also be a certificate in cybersecurity coming soon. All certificate programs require the completion of 18 credit hours of coursework; students may enroll in and take courses toward a certificate program prior to graduation, however, a certificate cannot be awarded until the student has attained a B.A. or its equivalent from FIU or another accredited university.

The Undergraduate and Graduate Certificates in National Security Studies are offered through JGI's designation as an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence (IC-CAE).

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Undergraduate Certificate in Global Cybersecurity Policy

Offered by the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy, this certificate may be awarded to both degree and non-degree students who complete the requirements. For students pursuing a degree, this certificate is a complement to a student’s discipline or major area of studies. For non-degree seeking students, this certificate provides a means for understanding more about global cybersecurity policy in the 21st century.

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Undergraduate Certificate in National Security Studies

Since September 11, 2001, national security issues have become an increasingly salient aspect of our daily lives. The Undergraduate National Security Studies Certificate offers a means for better understanding this important subject in the 21st century and provides skill enhancements for students interested in national security-related careers. This certificate is an excellent compliment to many undergraduate disciplines. It may be awarded to either degree-seeking students, or to non-degree seeking students, with a bachelor's degree, who complete the requirements.

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Graduate Certificate in National Security Studies

National security issues have become highly important - an increasingly salient aspect of our daily lives - since September 11, 2001. The Graduate Certificate in National Security Studies offers a means for understanding more about this critical subject in the 21st century and provides skill enhancements for students interested in national security-related fields. This certificate is an excellent complement to many graduate disciplines. It may be awarded to either degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking students who complete the requirements.

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Undergraduate Certificate in Public Policy

How is public policy created? How is it implemented? How does it transform daily life? The Public Policy Studies Certificate Program is an interdisciplinary program that enables degree-seeking Florida International University students to gain a critical understanding of public policy.

Besides providing students with a wide range of interdisciplinary perspectives on public policy, the certificate program also provides students with practical experience through internships with public, private, non-profit and political organizations in South Florida, Tallahassee, and Washington, D.C. For those students looking for careers in public policy, in or out of government, this experience is crucial.

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