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Graduate Certificates in International Relations & National Security

326 Yearly Graduations
$42,000 Median Salary
$20,450 Median Debt
There are 41 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in international relations. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 17.8% of international relations graduates were international students.

Education Levels of International Relations Majors

In 2018-2019, 326 graduate certificates were awarded to international relations majors. This makes it the 49th most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in international relations at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 9,868
Master’s Degree 4,818
Graduate Certificate 326
Doctor’s Degree 70
Basic Certificate 69
Associate’s Degree 54
Undergraduate Certificate 2

Earnings of International Relations Majors With Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in international relations is $42,000. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $42,000 and the high is $42,000.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in international relations is $20,450. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $20,450 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,450.

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The median monthly payment of a international relations graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $238.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in international relations. About 54.9% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 179
Women 147
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in International Relations

The racial-ethnic distribution of international relations graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 23
Black or African American 28
Hispanic or Latino 34
White 158
International Students 58
Other Races/Ethnicities 25
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of International Relations Graduate Certificate Students

There are 41 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in international relations. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, California
61 Yearly Graduations
21% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Naval Postgraduate School tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for international relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Each year, around 2,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The international relations program at Naval Postgraduate School awarded 61 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 21% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
60 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Chicago. Roughly 17,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 people received their graduate certificate in international relations from UChicago. Of these students, 68% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
38 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Johns Hopkins University. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

The international relations program at Johns Hopkins University awarded 38 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 39% were women.

#4

Texas A&M University - College Station

College Station, Texas
34 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Texas A&M University - College Station. Each year, around 68,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,941 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,677 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 graduate certificates were handed out to international relations majors at Texas A&M College Station. About 44% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
25 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Syracuse University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in international relations. Each year, around 22,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,880 per year.

The international relations program at Syracuse University awarded 25 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

14 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Fairleigh Dickinson University - Metropolitan Campus. Each year, around 8,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,154 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,186 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 graduate certificates were handed out to international relations majors at FDU. About 43% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Fordham University

Bronx, New York
12 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fordham University is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in international relations. Roughly 16,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $52,980 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,608 per year.

The international relations program at Fordham University awarded 12 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

11 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

St John's University - New York comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in international relations. Each year, around 21,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,378 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,569 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in international relations from STJ. Of these students, 64% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Institute of World Politics

Washington, District of Columbia
11 Yearly Graduations
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Institute of World Politics comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in international relations. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 graduate certificates were handed out to international relations majors at Institute of World Politics.

#10

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern New Hampshire University comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in international relations. Roughly 113,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,756 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,810 per year.

The international relations program at Southern New Hampshire University awarded 9 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 56% were women and 11% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Webster University

Saint Louis, Missouri
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Webster University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in international relations. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $28,500 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their graduate certificate in international relations from Webster. About 62% of this group were women, and 25% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in international relations. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,594 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $41,594 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 graduate certificates were handed out to international relations majors at Middlebury Institute. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#13

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah
5 Yearly Graduations
40% Women

The 13th most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Utah. Each year, around 32,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,412 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,211 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 graduate certificates were handed out to international relations majors at U of U.

#14

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Nova Southeastern University comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in international relations. Roughly 20,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,150 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $19,665 per year.

The international relations program at Nova Southeastern University awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 75% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#14

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Villanova University. Each year, around 10,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,506 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 graduate certificates were handed out to international relations majors at Villanova. About 75% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

LIU Post

Brookville, New York
3 Yearly Graduations
33% Women

LIU Post comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in international relations. Roughly 15,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,452 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $22,482 per year.

The international relations program at LIU Post awarded 3 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#16

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women

University of Alabama in Huntsville comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in international relations. Each year, around 9,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,632 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 graduate certificates were handed out to international relations majors at UAH.

#16

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Virginia Tech comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in international relations. Each year, around 36,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their graduate certificate in international relations from Virginia Tech. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

St. Mary's University

San Antonio, Texas
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

The 19th most popular school in the country for international relations majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is St. Mary's University. Roughly 3,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $31,170 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,640 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to international relations majors at St. Mary's.

#19

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
2 Yearly Graduations

George Mason University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in international relations. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 graduate certificates were handed out to international relations majors at GMU.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to international relations that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Geography & Cartography 827
Urban Studies 149
Political Science & Government 129
Criminology 98
Economics 83

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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