International Migration Studies

Curriculum & Schedule

The Certificate in International Migration Studies is no longer offered and is being replaced by the Certificate in Global Displacement and Migration.

During the Summer & Fall semesters, professional development and certificate classes will be offered in two formats: Live Online and Online. Live Online classes are taught in real-time by Georgetown instructors using Zoom video conferencing. Online classes are taught using Canvas, our learning management system, and can be completed at your own pace. Both formats are designed to provide our professional learners with a high-quality, engaging educational experience. For more information on which format is best for you, please contact Program Support at

You are strongly encouraged to take Global Trends in International Migration first. You must complete the four required courses and any two 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.

  1. Global Trends in International Migration (Required; 3.2 CEUs)
  2. Newcomers to Citizens: Immigrant Integration (Required; 2.4 CEUs)
  3. Labor Migration (Required; 2.4 CEUs)
  4. Refugees and Displaced Persons (Required; 2.4 CEUs)
  5. Elective 1 (2.4 CEUs)
  6. Elective 2 (2.4 CEUs)

Course Schedule

Please check back soon for the latest course schedule information.

For course details, visit the links below:
Refugees and Displaced Persons
Global Trends in International Migration
Labor Migration: Permanent Settlers, Temporary Workers, and Unauthorized Migrants
Newcomers to Citizens: Immigrant Integration
Humanitarian Emergencies & Global Migration
Environmental Displacement and Migration
Human Trafficking