The Doctor of Statecraft and National Security (Professional) (DSNS) is a degree tailored towards national security professionals, as opposed to those who wish to pursue a teaching career. In contrast to most Ph.D. programs, it avoids extreme specialization in favor of a broad-gauged understanding of the integrated use of the instruments of national power to achieve the ends of policy.
The Institute’s curriculum has six major components, including the study of: the various elements of statecraft, history and culture, American political philosophy, the Western moral tradition, economics, and moral leadership.
The Institute currently offers seven Master’s degrees:
- M.A. in Statecraft and National Security Affairs
- M.A. in Statecraft and International Affairs
- M.A. in Strategic Intelligence Studies
- Executive M.A. in National Security Affairs
- M.A. in Strategic and International Studies (Professional)
- M.A. in Statecraft and Strategy (Online)
- Professional M.A. in Statecraft and Strategy (Online)
The Institute awards students a Certificate of Graduate Study upon successful completion of 20 credit hours (five courses) in one of the following areas of specialization:
- American Foreign Policy
- Comparative Political Culture
- Conflict Prevention
- Corporate Statecraft
- Cyber Statecraft
- Economic Statecraft
- Homeland Security
- International Politics
- National Security Affairs
- Nonviolent Conflict
- Peace Building, Stabilization, and Humanitarian Affairs
- Public Diplomacy and Strategic Influence
- Strategic Communication
- Strategic Soft Power
- Statecraft (Online)
IWP has partnerships with the United States Naval War College, United States Navy Information Dominance N2/N6, and agencies in the intelligence community.
Students have the option in enrolling in individual courses for credit or as auditors.