Globalization Studies


Since the mid-1990s, 'globalization' has become a popular and scholarly way of referring to a set of contested narratives about the current state of the world. In the 21st century, many people throughout the world must live in far different economic, political and cultural settings than they did in the 1950s. Technology has altered the relationship between humans and space and . Nearly every aspect of the human condition has been affected by changes associated with globalization (e.g. the global role of national economies, the power of nation-states and international organizations, cross-cultural relations, the movements of peoples, the capacity to acquire knowledge and learn, the state of the natural environment, the health of communities, the ways in which local communities are connected to the world). The certificate provides both degree and certificate-seeking students with graduate level competency in understanding how these changes apply to particular fields of study or career interests. The certificate is designed to allow students to tailor requirements to meet their particular fields of study and/or their career needs.

Course location/delivery

This program is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission requirements

Students must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, you will need to submit the following documents:


None are required.


18 credit hours: 9 credit hours of core courses and 9 credit hours of electives.

INR 5014 Globalization (offered yearly, Fall semester) 3 credit hours
POS 6919 Directed Research 3 credit hours
INR 6690 Research Seminar in Globalization 3 credit hours


Students will select a particular area of concentration within globalization studies by selecting three courses from one of the following graduate programs.

Business Administration
Environmental Science and Policy
Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino Studies
Public Administration
Religious Studies
Secondary Education
Women's Studies
Global Health

Time Limit

Courses must be completed within five years.

Credit toward graduate degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval

Standardized tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


Mark Amen, Ph.D.
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Verlisa Frazier
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