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129 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 33 schools in the United States where you can get your graduate certificate in political science. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 45% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.5% of political science graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Political Science Majors

In 2018-2019, 129 earned their graduate certificate in political science. This makes it the 91st most popular graduate certificate program in the country.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in political science at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 41,811
Associate’s Degree 2,020
Master’s Degree 1,984
Doctor’s Degree 783
Basic Certificate 225
Graduate Certificate 129
Undergraduate Certificate 83

Earnings of Political Science Majors With Graduate Certificates

At this time, we do not have the data to estimate the median earnings for this class of people.

Student Debt

The data on debt ranges for political science majors who have their graduate certificate is not available.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their graduate certificate in political science. About 52.7% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 61
Women 68
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Political Science

The racial-ethnic distribution of political science graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 6
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 33
White 57
International Students 11
Other Races/Ethnicities 8
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Political Science Graduate Certificate Students

There are 33 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in political science. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

44 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Sacramento tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for political science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate. Roughly 31,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 people received their graduate certificate in political science from Sac State. About 52% of this group were women, and 68% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Johns Hopkins University

Baltimore, Maryland
21 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Johns Hopkins University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in political science. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $55,350 per year.

The political science program at Johns Hopkins University awarded 21 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 38% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

University of Massachusetts - Boston

Boston, Massachusetts
15 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Massachusetts - Boston is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in political science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,187 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,433 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 graduate certificates were handed out to political science majors at UMass Boston. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Florida International University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in political science. Roughly 58,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,721 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,912 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 people received their graduate certificate in political science from FIU. About 55% of this group were women, and 73% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Florida is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in political science. Roughly 52,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,477 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,770 per year.

The political science program at University of Florida awarded 8 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 38% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women

University of Chicago is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in political science. Roughly 17,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $57,642 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $60,300 per year.

The political science program at University of Chicago awarded 7 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for political science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is University of Nebraska at Omaha. Each year, around 15,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,224 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,558 per year.

The political science program at University of Nebraska at Omaha awarded 7 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

#8

University of Memphis

Memphis, Tennessee
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Memphis is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in political science. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,216 per year.

The political science program at University of Memphis awarded 6 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, New Mexico
2 Yearly Graduations

The 9th most popular school in the country for political science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Western New Mexico University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,167 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,356 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in political science from Western New Mexico University.

#9

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, North Carolina
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a graduate certificate in political science. Each year, around 20,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,422 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,219 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2 people received their graduate certificate in political science from UNC Greensboro. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#9

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
2 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for political science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Virginia Tech. Each year, around 36,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,420 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,701 per year.

The political science program at Virginia Tech awarded 2 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 50% were women.

#12

St John's University - New York

Queens, New York
1 Yearly Graduations

St John's University - New York comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in political science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,378 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $28,569 per year.

The political science program at St John's University - New York awarded 1 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year.

#12

Villanova University

Villanova, Pennsylvania
1 Yearly Graduations

Villanova University comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in political science. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,550 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,506 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 people received their graduate certificate in political science from Villanova.

#12

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, Indiana
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for political science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Purdue University - Main Campus. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,208 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,208 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 graduate certificates were handed out to political science majors at Purdue.

#12

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, Florida
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 12th most popular school in the country for political science majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Florida Gulf Coast University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,191 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,974 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 graduate certificates were handed out to political science majors at FGCU.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to political science that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Geography & Cartography 827
International Relations & Security 326
Urban Studies 149
Criminology 98
Economics 83

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

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