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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, Cybersecurity, or North American Studies. 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.

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.

  • Undergraduate Certificate in National Security Studies

    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. Available 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

    A complement to many graduate disciplines, 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.

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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.

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  • Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Intelligence & Information Policy

    The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Intelligence & Information Policy provides a means for understanding more about global cybersecurity policy in the 21st century. Available to degree and non-degree seeking students.

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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). For more information on JGI's academic offerings, please contact Aldo Fonseca at alfonsec@fiu.edu or 305-348-3474.

For more information on the IC CAE, click here