Certificate of Graduate Studies: Government

Robertson School of Government

The Certificate of Graduate Studies, offered online and on campus, is a 12-credit (4 courses) graduate-level program that can enhance your graduate degree or be taken as a stand-alone graduate certificate. Both options will expand your expertise in a specialized area of government and improve your marketability. You'll gain foundational knowledge and develop your critical thinking and practical skills in the field of government, relating to cybersecurity, national security, healthcare policy and more. Taught from a Christian worldview, our Certificate of Graduate Studies program is led by renowned scholars and accomplished practitioners, such as former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Rear Admiral Larry Baucom (USN, ret.), former diplomat Dr. Mary Manjikian, and past Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell.

  • Examine the political and legal climate of policy making as it relates to foreign affairs, cybersecurity, national security, healthcare, economics, and more.
  • Explore our constitutional foundation, democracy and democratization, and the biblical principles surrounding them.
  • Strengthen your understanding of U.S. foreign policy, economics aspects and America's role in the world today.

Online | On Campus

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 12

Take Your Career to the Next Level

  • Public Servant at the local, state or national level
  • Non-Governmental Organization Staff
  • Nonprofit Team Member
  • Public Policy Researcher
  • Foreign Service
  • Military

Certificate of Graduate Studies: Government