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Graduate Certificate in Women, Policy & Political Leadership

Offered by the Department of Government, School of Public Affairs.

Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.

Certificate Requirements

  • 15 credit hours of approved coursework with at least 6 credit hours at the 600-level or above with grades of C or better. Grades of C- or D in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements, although these grades will be included in the calculation of the GPA. Students must have at least a 3.0 GPA in certificate courses in order to be awarded a certificate. Students in certificate programs must take a minimum of 6 credit hours during each 12-month period and complete the certificate in four years. International students must enroll in 9 credit hours each semester (except for summer). A maximum of 3 credit hours earned at an accredited college or university may be applied toward the certificate as transfer credit.

Course Requirements

6 credit hours from the following:

2 credit hours from the following:

7 credit hours from the following:

Note: Other courses may be approved by the program director, or up to 7 credit hours in LAW-xxx courses may be taken at the Washington College of Law (WCL) as approved by the program director and the WCL Women & the Law program.