International Migration Studies
|Ideal for||Policy-makers, law enforcement officials, NGO professionals, and academics who want to gain an in-depth understanding of international migration and refugee issues.|
|Program Format||Courses typically meet on weekdays for three consecutive days—Wednesday through Friday—with the exception of Global Trends in International Migration which is a four day course.|
|Program Length||Six courses over one semester. Students are not required to enroll continuously and have up to two years to complete the program.|
|Program Cost||Tuition is $895.00 to $995.00 per course. Total program tuition including all six courses is $5,470.00. Most course materials are included.
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|Start Date||International Migration Studies courses are open enrollment and offered throughout the year, though some courses may be available in the spring or fall semester only. Courses may be taken in any order, however, students are strongly encourage to take Global Trends in International Migration first. Please see course schedule below for the next start date.|
Government authorities, NGO professionals, and academics responsible for developing, implementing, and analyzing migration policies face exceptional challenges in dealing with unauthorized migration, legal immigration, and forced migration. Understanding the complex dynamics behind international migration is essential to improved policies and programs to address the multiple causes and consequences of these movements of people. Doing so requires a multi-disciplinary approach that focuses on the economic, social, cultural, ethical, security, and policy ramifications of international movements of people.
Taught by distinguished faculty from the Institute for the Study of International Migration at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Georgetown University Law Center, the Certificate in International Migration Studies is a comprehensive program that addresses global migration trends, national and local security conditions, and social issues driving contemporary immigration policy and enforcement.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be able to:
- Analyze how government laws and policies influence migration patterns
- Develop solutions to problems concerning unauthorized migration, legal immigration and forced migration
- Find the best information available to understand international migration challenges
- Apply such critical information to create lasting policies and practices
- Prepare in advance for change by understanding trends in international migration
To receive the Certificate in International Migration Studies from Georgetown University, participants must complete four (4) required courses and any two (2) electives for a total of 15.20 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), which is equivalent to 152.0 contact hours. All six courses must be completed within a two-year period.
|Course Name||Course Type||CEUs|
|1||Global Trends in International Migration||Required||3.20|
|2||Newcomers to Citizens: Immigrant Integration||Required||2.40|
|4||Refugees and Displaced Persons||Required||2.40|
|Total||4 Required Courses + 2 Elective Courses||15.20|
See below for course schedules and registration information.
- A bachelor's degree or the equivalent
- At least two years of professional experience or an advanced degree
Georgetown University cannot sponsor student visas for non-credit professional certificate programs, however, international students who enter the U.S. on a valid visa are eligible to enroll in courses. For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions. A TOEFL examination for non-native speakers of English is not required but students are expected to read, write and comprehend English at the graduate level to fully participate in and gain from the program.
How to Enroll
This certificate is an open enrollment program. No application is required and registration is available by clicking the course links below. Course registration is complete when payment is processed and you receive a confirmation email.
Required:Global Trends in International Migration
Labor Migration: Permanent Settlers, Temporary Workers, and Unauthorized Migrants
Newcomers to Citizens: Immigrant Integration
Refugees and Displaced Persons
Migration and Development
Migration and Security
|Course Name||Semester and Section|
|Newcomers to Citizens: Immigrant Integration||Enrollment closed|
|Refugees and Displaced Persons||Enrollment closed|
|Global Trends in International Migration||
Oct 04, 2016 to Nov 29, 2016
|Labor Migration: Permanent Settlers, Temporary Workers, and Unauthorized Migrants||
Wed/Thu/Fri, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Nov 30, 2016 to Dec 02, 2016
640 Mass Ave.
|Human Trafficking||Enrollment closed|
|Migration and Development||Enrollment closed|
|Migration and Security||Enrollment closed|