Certificate Programs


Graduate certificates are an option for individuals who do not need a master's degree but want to concentrate in an area of political science.

Students earn a certificate by successfully completing five graduate courses in one of the three areas.

A student may be accepted into the certificate program on non-matriculated status without the GRE or previous graduate level course work, but then the student must earn no less than a B in each of the first two courses before continuing with the program.

M.A. Program Certificates

  • American Politics
  • International Relations and Comparative Politics




Students applying for a certificate should submit

Two official undergraduate transcripts

Three letters of recommendation

Two page statement explaining their reasons for applying

Either scores from the Graduate Record Examination General Test or evidence of previous graduate level course work


Diane Mozzone
Senior Administrative Assistant
Department of Political Science
Villanova University
Villanova, PA 19085-1699
Phone: 610.519.4710
Fax: 610.519.7487