• JKSIS Certificates of Specialization

  • JKSIS Certificates of Specialization provide substantial education in an academic discipline, represent the achievement of competence in a well-defined area of study, and they are embedded within degree programs. Certificates of Specialization appear on transcripts associated with an awarded degree.


    JKSIS Certificates of Specialization are open exclusively to matriculated students pursuing a graduate degree at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Eligible candidates must apply for the desired program no later than the end of their second quarter or by the stated application deadline, whichever comes first.


    As of AY 2019-2020, JKSIS currently offers four Certificate of Specialization Programs:


    • Certificate of Specialization in Global Environmental Change and Adaptation 
    • Certificate of Specialization in Global Health Affairs
    • Certificate of Specialization in Homeland Security
    • Certificate of Specialization in Humanitarian Assistance


    Certificates of specialization are awarded at the time a student graduates officially, along with their degree, pending successful completion of all requirements in adherence with DU policy. Students will need to complete a separate "Application to Graduate" for Certificates of Specialization.

  • Requirements

  • Certificate requirements are outlined in the JKSIS Master's Handbooks, accessible here.

  • Homeland Security

  • Homeland Security Certificate Application (2019-2020)

  • Homeland Security fact sheet (2019-2020)

  • For more information, please visit https://portfolio.du.edu/Lewis.Griffith/page/56250

  • Certificate Director: Dr. Lewis Griffith, Lewis.Griffith@du.edu 

  • Global Health Affairs

  • For more information, please visit https://www.du.edu/korbel/health/academics/certificate_requirements.html

  • Certificate Director: Dr. Sandy Johnson, Sandy.Johnson@du.ed 

  • Humanitarian Assistance

  • Certificate Director: Dr. Chen Reis, Chen.Reis@du.edu 

  • Global Environmental Change and Adaptation

  • Certificate Director: Dr. Cullen Hendrix, cullen.hendrix@du.edu 

This portfolio last updated: 28-Oct-2019 12:46 PM