Expand Your Skills with a Certificate

Getting a certificate will make you more marketable. The political science department offers programs designed to expand your skills with practical knowledge to help you succeed. 

Select an option based on your interest

After completing just 12 credit hours, you can be ready to advance at work or begin a new career.

Skyline view of downtown Springfield, Missouri

Strategize on how to grow a healthy community.

Three local leaders reviewing and discussing local development plans.

Gain tools to make you an effective local leader.


Grow your budgetary, policy and critical thinking skills.

MSU students sitting at tables in Strong Hall where international flags are displayed.

Think big picture and help shape the greater good.

A classroom of MSU students discussing a model of a city.

Prepare to be a part of protecting your community.

Earn Certificates. Earn a masters.

Certificate credits will also apply toward a master's degree. Advance your career further than you dreamed!