The United Nations Advanced Certificate Program is designed for diplomats, UN staff and graduate students with an interest in international organizations. Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from a university in the United States or its equivalent from a university abroad.
To earn the United Nations Advanced Certificate, students complete eight courses (twenty-four graduate credits). These credits are included in the thirty-six-credit requirement for the Master of Science in Social Science or the Master of Arts in Political Science and the forty-eight-credit requirement for the Master of Public Administration. In all cases, students retain their concentration in international organizations. Students who complete the program receive the Certificate and a master’s degree.
The admission procedure requires, in addition to the completed application form, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate institutions attended, and two letters of recommendation. The letters should be from professors who have knowledge of your academic work, but may be from employers or other professionals.