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Top Graduate Certificate Programs in Political Science

After completing a bachelor’s program, many students decide to pursue a graduate certificate to gain specialized knowledge in their chosen field. Typically comprised of three to six individual classes, this kind of program usually builds upon knowledge gained from a bachelor’s degree to prepare students for future careers.

What is a graduate certificate in political science? This type of program generally provides students with a deeper knowledge of topics related to human rights and how they are affected by the government. Through courses focused on topics such as poverty, education, peacebuilding, and conflict management, students usually learn how to navigate complex political issues and resolve them in a way that benefits the public.

While enrolled in a graduate certificate program, students generally cultivate a variety of crucial skills that can prove to be beneficial in multiple areas of life. Problem-solving skills may help students excel in their chosen careers, while strong critical-thinking skills could lead to job advancements. Communication skills can help with networking as well as maintaining personal relationships.

Although a graduate certificate program typically only takes a year to complete, the cost varies among schools because no two universities are the same. To determine the exact price of the program, it is usually best to contact prospective schools directly.

Students who complete a graduate certificate program in political science typically have access to a diverse range of careers. Many choose to use their knowledge to become teachers, while others pursue careers as politicians. Others choose to work as lawyers. Jobs as government officials and advisors are often available, or students can choose to work as lobbyists or public relations specialists. Students may even find positions as political scientists.

While many students choose to take classes on campus to earn a graduate certificate, others prefer the flexibility of taking online classes. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Kennesaw State University

The Certificate in Applied Peacebuilding provides students with a fundamental set of concepts, tools, and skills to prepare them for or advance their careers in conflict, ... [+]

Online Graduate Certificate in Applied Peacebuilding

The Certificate in Applied Peacebuilding provides students with a fundamental set of concepts, tools, and skills to prepare them for or advance their careers in conflict, peacebuilding, and international development fields. The courses focus on specific, marketable, practical skills that are in-demand for those seeking careers and career advancement in government, NGOs, and the military.

This online certificate brings together KSU's commitment to our conflict management programs and accessible global professional education. This is the only graduate certificate in peacebuilding within the University System of Georgia and the only online program in the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
September 2019
Full-time
Online
Seton Hall University, School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Learn about the UN's day-to-day concerns and realities directly from its officials and other experts. Study human resources management in international organizations and ... [+]

Since 1945, the United Nations has served as a vital arena for international diplomacy. Our certificate program in UN Studies offers a deep understanding of the UN and how it operates, including the promise and limits of international cooperation. This knowledge is valuable for a wide range of students and professionals involved or interested in an international career, including:

Members of the United Nations Association of the USA and supporters of the UN Foundation UN personnel Diplomats assigned to Permanent Missions to the UN Employees of international organizations Educators affiliated with model United Nations programs

Over the course of the program, you'll become well-versed in how the policy community utilizes — and seeks to reform — the UN. We'll help you to sharpen your policy development and op-ed writing skills, expand your network and ultimately be ready to apply your experience to careers in non-profit/NGO organizations, education, government and private agencies. ... [-]

USA South Orange
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Online & Campus Combined