Applied Politics Certificate

The Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and the Department of Political Science have combined to offer a certificate program in Applied Politics for graduate students. The certificate program in Applied Politics offers course work in the history, organization and management of campaigns intended to influence the outcome of political decisions. Working from a set of core courses, students are allowed to concentrate in the area of applied politics of greatest interest--campaigns, communications, lobbying, political parties, etc. Believing that democracy is best served by having active and informed citizens, the certificate is designed for all students, no matter what their degree program as long as they have a deep interest in practical politics.


Admission Requirements

  • Open to all graduate students majoring in any discipline at The University of Akron

Application Deadline

  • March 1 for Fall enrollment
  • December 1 for Spring enrollment

Assistantship/Scholarship Information

Not all departments offer graduate assistantships. Students should inquire with the department directly to determine assistantship availability.

Financial Aid Information

Paying for college is a vital part of the education process. It is important to be informed of the many sources of aid available. Student loans are available to degree-seeking graduate students. Information on student loans can be found through the Office of Student Financial Aid. The Office of Student Financial Aid is located in Simmons Hall.

Tuition and Fees

Current tuition and fees schedules can be found through the Office of Student Accounts.


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