The Arctic Security Graduate Certificate provides students with the education and
expertise to understand and better navigate the numerous concerns surrounding the
Arctic region. With the transforming Arctic and its associated climate, security,
geopolitical and resilience-related developments, a thorough understanding of the
region will prove to be key to those who work within the fabric of local, state, national
and international settings. An Arctic Security Graduate Certificate represents an
endorsement of advanced academic education and a more robust understanding of the
operational context of the Arctic.
- Student must have a completed baccalaureate degree.
- If the degree is in a non-security or arctic related field and has a 3.0 or higher
cumulative GPA, they will be required to start with one 400-level course, which is
an elective option for the degree.
- Students that have already obtained a graduate degree will not be required to complete
an entrance exam or complete a 400-level course first.
- Students with a baccalaureate degree in a related field, with a cumulative GPA of
3.0 or higher will not have any additional testing or entry course requirements.
- If the student has a cumulative GPA between 3.0 and 2.75, regardless of the field
of study, they will be required to complete the Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Exam.
- If a student has a cumulative GPA below 2.75, they will be required to submit results
from either the GRE or GMAT.
Graduate Certificate Program Requirements
You can also view these requirements in the UAF Catalog.
View the full program requirements for the Arctic Security Graduate Certificate in the UAF catalog.