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Program at a Glance

Graduate Certificate
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The Graduate Certificate in Global, International and Comparative Education prepares teachers for PK-12 classrooms and other professionals who wish to work in international and cross-cultural settings, NGOs, bilateral and multilateral organizations, and/or state and federal government departments.

The certificate is comprised of five graduate courses addressing the theoretical, methodological, critical and practical issues associated with global education, through both macro and micro cultural perspectives.

Students in the Graduate Certificate in Global, International and Comparative Education program must complete five courses (15 credit hours total), four required courses and one elective. Courses may be taken out of sequence.

Total Credit Hours Required: 15 Credit Hours Minimum beyond the Bachelor's Degree

Please Note: The Cyber Risk Management Graduate Certificate may be completed fully online, although not all elective options or program prerequisites may be offered online. Newly admitted students choosing to complete this program exclusively via UCF online classes may enroll with a reduction in campus-based fees.

International students (F or J visa) are required to enroll in a full-time course load of 9 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters. Only 3 of the 9 credit hours may be taken in a completely online format. For a detailed listing of enrollment requirements for international students, please visit If you have questions, please consult UCF Global at 407-823-2337.

UCF is not authorized to provide online courses or instruction to students in some states. Refer to State Restrictions for current information.

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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