Graduate Certificate in Political Analysis
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Political Analysis is an online political science degree from Virginia Tech.  This program is designed for those seeking competency in the foundations of political analysis without undertaking an entire degree.  This certificate recognizes courses that students successfully complete while developing a foundation in pollical analysis in political science.  The curriculum in this political science degree focuses on preparing students to conduct high-quality research with a solid understanding of contemporary political theory. 

Courses may include:

  • Contemporary Political Theory
  • Research Methods I
  • Research Methods II
  • Political Behavior OR
  • Discourse Analysis

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests

Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose/Intent