Graduate-Level Certificate Programs

The College offers several graduate-level certificates. These are open to graduate students in all colleges and disciplines on campus.

Graduate Certificates Details

  • The Astrobiology Graduate Certificate Program is part of an initiative linking the schools of International Affairs, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, and Aerospace Engineering. There are no prerequisites for entering the certificate program.

  • Offered to Ph.D. students across campus, this certificate program provides breadth and context for those entering employment in any sector. Classes focus on exploring the processes through which policy is made.

  • The graduate certificate in Global Development is offered by the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, School of City and Regional Planning, and School of Economics. The certificate will provide graduate level training in principles and methods of global development through multidisciplinary courses. Courses will cover a wide variety of topics on the theory, methods, and application of global development.

  • The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs and the Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering offer a 12-credit hour graduate certificate program in International Security and Aerospace Systems. The interdisciplinary program exposes students to topics in international security, military gaming and modeling, and aerospace systems.

  • Science, Technology and Society (STS) - also called Science and Technology Studies - is an interdisciplinary field of study that seeks to understand how science and technology shape society and culture and how society and culture, in turn, shape the development of science and technology.


The Georgia Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone 404-679-4500, http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of the Georgia Institute of Technology.