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Online Learning

IWP offers a dynamic online learning program, delivering cutting-edge education in international affairs and national security to learners worldwide.
Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy
52 Credit Hours

Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy

This online degree is designed for students currently in the national security community or for those who wish to enter this career field. It provides a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of national security policy, process, and implementation, both in historical and contemporary perspectives.

36 Credit Hours

Professional Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy

This online degree is designed for professionals with five to seven years of relevant work experience in the national security community. It provides a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of national security policy, process, and implementation, both in historical and contemporary perspectives.

Professional Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy
28 Credit Hours

Executive Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy (Online)

This online degree is designed for professionals with seven to ten years of relevant work experience in the national security community. It provides a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of national security policy, process, and implementation, both in historical and contemporary perspectives. Significant attention is directed toward vital current policy issues as well as understanding foreign cultures and the practices of foreign powers.

20 Credit Hours

Certificate in Statecraft

The Institute awards students this Online Certificate of Graduate Study in Statecraft upon successful completion of the four-credit core course and 16 credits (equivalent to four four-credit courses) in one of the areas of specialization.

Certificate in Statecraft
Certification in Cyber Intelligence
Non-credit Learning

Cyber Intelligence Webinars

Study Cyber Intelligence through The Institute of World Politics! Our Cyber Intelligence Initiative is a unique professional education program teaching business and government executives how to utilize intelligence tools and cyber capabilities to protect their organizations proactively.

Non-credit Learning

Audit Classes

The Institute welcomes applicants who demonstrate a serious interest in the study of national security and international affairs but do not need a degree or certificate. Students have the option of enrolling in courses for credit or as auditors (non-credit).

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FAQs

Is IWP accredited?
Yes, on June 22, 2006, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, or MSCHE (3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, 215-662-5606), granted accreditation to the school. IWP is accredited through the 2029-2030 academic year. The Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt educational institution, and is licensed by the District of Columbia Education Licensure Commission. In addition, IWP is certified to operate from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). IWP has been approved to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements.
Can I change between programs?
Certificate-enrolled and current or prior continuing education students are not guaranteed admission into the degree program. Students wishing to apply to the M.A. program must follow the M.A. application instructions, which require the submission of additional and updated materials by certain deadlines. No more than five courses taken prior to the granting of degree status may be credited toward the degree, and only if the grades received are B or higher. An exception will be made for students who have taken courses prior to January 2001: all of their courses — with a B or better grade — may be credited toward the degree.
What are IWP’s TOEFL requirements?
The results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language are required from students whose native language is not English, except for those who have completed a baccalaureate degree at an accredited English language institution of higher learning or are serving as foreign diplomat in an embassy. For those taking the TOEFL, a minimum score of 600 for the paper-based exam or 95 for the Internet-based exam is required; scores can be no more than two years old.
Does IWP accept international students?
The Institute provides information and assistance to admitted international students in need of student visas (provided they meet eligibility requirements). International students should contact the Registrar’s Office at 202-462-2101 for information on visa requirements. You may also want to peruse the website for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.  “International students in need of a Social Security card may apply online, but will need to visit a local Social Security Administration office to complete the process. The Washington, D.C. office is located at 2100 M Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20037. Phone: 800-772-1213.
How long will it take me to earn my Master’s degree?
The IWP Master’s degree consists of 52 credit hours (12 four-credit courses plus 2 two-credit courses), which can be easily completed in two academic years for full-time students (3-4 courses per semester).  Many of our students prefer to study part-time or alternate between full-time and part-time status; the Institute’s registration and tuition procedures make this an extremely easy transition.