Students who are not planning to enroll in the regular M.A. program can apply for a Graduate Certificate in either:
- American Government
- International Relations and Comparative Politics
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.