- Course Delivery
- Fully Online
- Total Credits
- In-State Tuition Per Credit
- Out of State Tuition Per Credit
Earn your degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Get the same diploma as on campus students
The online Government, graduate certificate program is designed for educators and other professionals who already have an advanced degree in another field and wish to expand their knowledge in political science.
This certificate is offered to help educators meet the new requirements set by the Higher Learning Commission to teach government related courses in institutions of higher education or dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment courses in high schools.
The graduate certificate helps educators meet the requirements to teach:
- Advanced Placement (AP) courses
- Dual Enrollment (DE) courses
- Concurrent Enrollment (CE) courses
- Other courses in institutions of higher education
Paul Landow concentrates his teaching and research on the politics of Omaha and Nebraska. He has worked at every level of government, including as executive director of a state political party, as an aide to a Member of Congress, and from 2001-08 as Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Omaha
To be accepted to this program, you must have:
A bachelor's degree
Coursework related to government.
3.00 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
Taken the TOEFL or IELTS
(Only required if English is not your native language)
Official transcripts from all previous schools
To apply to this program:
- Complete and submit the online application for admissions
- Pay the $45 non-refundable application fee
- Fall Semester
- June 15
- Spring Semester
- October 15
- Summer Session
- March 15
Students must take a total of 6 courses with a minimum of two graduate seminars. There is a wide variety of courses covering topics such as the presidency, political psychology and women in politics. For more information about specific courses, click the Request for Information button.
Students must take a minimum of 2 PSCI seminars and a maximum of 4 PSCI electives. We highly suggest students taking PSCI 8040 and PSCI 8500 if they are dual enrollment/concurrent enrollment educators.
|Seminar in American Government and Politics||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8040
This course introduces students to classic and contemporary scholarship on the principles, institutions, processes and policies of national government in the United States with an emphasis on engaging in thoughtful discussion and individual research.
|Seminar in Leadership||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8120
This course introduces students to classical and contemporary scholarship on leadership theory, research and application. Students gain a foundation in models of leadership, assess their own leadership styles and learn to integrate what they learn in corporate, governmental, non-profit or community organizations.
|Seminar in Constitutional Law||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8150
This course introduces students to the Constitution and the Supreme Court's exercise of judicial review in relation to governmental powers, civil rights and civil liberties.
|Seminar in Foreign Policy and National Security||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8200
This course introduces students to classic and contemporary scholarship on the formulation and implementation of foreign and national security policy in the United States with an emphasis on engaging in thoughtful discussion and individual research.
|Seminar in International Relations||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8250
This course introduces students to classic and contemporary scholarship on the issues, theories, and methodological approaches associated with the study of the nation-state system, international law, international organizations, international security and globalization.
|Seminar in Political Theory||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8300
This course introduces students to the history of political theory, from its origins in ancient Greece to its manifestations in contemporary thought.
|Seminar in Comparative Politics||3|
Course Number: PSCI 8500
This course introduces students to classic and contemporary scholarship on the issues, theories, and methodological approaches associated with the systematic and comparative study of nation-states and their political systems with an emphasis on engaging in thoughtful discussion and individual research.
Cost for Nebraska Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $356.50
- Fees: $52.25
- Total: $408.75
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1069.50
- Fees: $156.75
- Total: $1226.25
Cost for Out of State Residents
Per Credit Hour
- Tuition: $600.00
- Fees: $52.25
- Total: $652.25
3 Credit Hours
- Tuition: $1800.00
- Fees: $156.75
- Total: $1956.75
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What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.