Certificate Programs

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The Women & Politics Institute's Graduate Certificate, and Undergraduate Certificate in Women, Policy, and Political Leadership (WPPL) provides the knowledge and experience students need to become a leader in the field of politics, government, and the nonprofit sector. The WPPL programs offers graduates in-depth theoretical knowledge on women and politics, as well as the opportunity to learn to evaluate current issues with leading practitioners and experts. Students in the WPPL programs gain research experience, build professional networks, develop their leadership skills, and advance their careers.

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Answers to Frequently Asked Questions and Concerns

There is no application deadline for enrolling in the WPPL certificate program (Rolling Admission).

GRE scores are not required in order to apply to a WPPL certificate program.

International Students must independently obtain a valid U.S. Visa before applying to a WPPL certificate program.

Tuition and Fees for Non-Degree Students (Not currently enrolled in a Master's program at American University)

Note: guaranteed student loans and merit awards ( School of Public Affairs scholarships, assistantships and fellowships) are not available to non-degree students.

Undergraduate Certificate Application

For currently enrolled undergraduate students.

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Graduate Certificate Application

For currently enrolled graduate students.

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