American Government Certificate


Students have the Option of earning a Certificate in American Government by completing five courses for the American government courses listed below.

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.

List of American Government Courses:

  • Congress
  • Presidency
  • Constitutional Interpretation
  • Public Policy
  • National Security Policy
  • Urban Politics and Government
  • Party Politics
  • Political Communication
  • Cyberpolitics
  • Political Reform
  • Comparative Constitutionalism
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Public Opinion
  • US Intelligence


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
  • Resume

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