Tool Requirement

Students may choose between either a language or a statistical skills option to fulfill the 3-credit tool requirement.

Language Option

If the language option is selected, the student can test out either through coursework or by taking a diagnostic exam prior to their first semester. Students who test out of a language have three extra credits to apply to their concentrations.

Statistics Option

This option may be fulfilled by demonstrating proficiency, by a grade of B or better, in a graduate-level statistics course. This requirement may be met by taking one of the following:

  • IAFF 6501 Quantitative Analysis for International Affairs Professionals, or
  • IAFF 6198 Advanced Quantitative Analysis