Graduate Certificate in Information Policy & Society
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Information Policy & Society is a political science degree from Virginia Tech.  This certification in political science is designed for those interested in demonstrating competency in this area without undertaking an entire degree.  You will become competent in the study of information, policy, and society through this curriculum.  Coursework focuses on developing foundations in the politics and policy of information networks. 

Courses in this political science certification are:

  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Electronic Governance
  • Culture, Politics & Society in Network Environments
  • Public Policy Analysis OR
  • Advanced Topics in Information Technology and Policy


  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Official transcripts
  • Letter of interest and CV
  • Proof of English language proficiency

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges