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


  • 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