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; Counterintelligence; Counterterrorism; Cyber Statecraft; Economic Statecraft; Homeland Security; Intelligence; International Politics; National Security Affairs; Nonviolent Conflict; Peace Building, Stabilization, and Humanitarian Affairs; Public Diplomacy and Strategic Influence; Strategic Communication; Strategic Soft Power; and Statecraft (Online).
IWP has partnerships with the United States Naval War College, the United States Army, and agencies in the intelligence community.
Students have the option in enrolling in individual courses for credit or as auditors.