DescriptionThis graduate certificate program targets non-degree-seeking students and students in the Virginia Tech MA program in Political Science who wish to demonstrate special competence in Foundations of Political Analysis. This certificate program responds to an existing demand by degree-seeking and non-degree students, studying on campus or through on-line courses. It will recognize the coursework that students successfully complete when it is focused on developing a foundation in political analysis.
Requirements: Completion of a total of twelve credit hours; 9 credits in required courses and 3 elective hours. Receive a grade of B or better in each course.
(Note: Students will not be allowed to retake a course for a better grade if they receive below a B)
- PSCI 5214 - Contemporary Political Theory
- PSCI 5115 - Research Methods I
- PSCI 5116 - Research Methods II
In addition, students must complete at least 3 credit hours of Political Science graduate course offerings from such courses as:
- PSCI 5124 - Advanced Research Issues
- PSCI 5344 - Political Behavior
- PSCI 5504 - Discourse Analysis
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