Tuition and Fees

IWP Cost Per Hour of Instruction


The Institute of World Politics charges tuition by the number of credit hours pursued each semester. Therefore, students are free to pursue as many or as few classes per semester as their schedules permit without encountering a financial penalty.  

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2015-2017 Tuition Rates:

$1,100 per credit hour*
$4,400 per four-credit course
$2,200 per two-credit course

For a Masters Degree with 52 credits, total tuition would be $57,200 ($28,600 per year for two years).

*Language courses are $550 per credit hour.

2015-2017 Tuition for Auditors (Non-credit)

$550 per credit hour
$2,200 per four-credit course
$1,100 per two-credit course

Student Service Fee (mandatory for all students in all programs)

Fall and Spring Semesters: $200.00
Summer Semesters: $100.00

Application Fee

The application fee is $100. This one-time fee must be submitted with application materials.

Matriculation Fee

All students admitted to the Institute (regardless of program) must pay a non-refundable $500 matriculation fee to secure their admission. This fee is due upon acceptance of admission and is credited toward the first semester's tuition balance.

Late Registration Fee

The fee for registering after the first day of class is $500 for MA students and $100 for others.

Graduation Fee