Tuition and Fees

IWP Cost Per Hour of Instruction

Tuition

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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Tuition rates for the MA and Certificate Programs, beginning in Fall 2018

$1,200 per credit hour
$4,800 per four-credit course
$2,400 per two-credit course

For a Master's degree with 52 credits, total tuition would be $62,400 ($31,200 per year for two years).

*Language courses are $600 per credit hour.
**All civilian personnel directly employed by the U.S. Federal Government may pay a reduced tuition rate of $1,000 per credit hour. 

Tuition rates for the MA and Certificate Programs, beginning in Fall 2019

$1,300 per credit hour
$5,200 per four-credit course
$2,600 per two-credit course

For a Master's degree with 52 credits, total tuition would be $67,600 ($33,800 per year for two years).

*Language courses are $650 per credit hour.
**All civilian personnel directly employed by the U.S. Federal Government may pay a reduced tuition rate of $1,100 per credit hour. 
***Alumni from certain partner colleges and universities may also receive tuition discounts. These schools include Duke UniversityElon UniversityMercyhurst UniversityPoint Park University, University of DallasUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillUniversity of North Carolina at PembrokeUtah Valley University, and Villanova University.

Tuition for Auditors (Non-credit), beginning in Fall 2018

$600 per credit hour
$2,400 per four-credit course
$1,200 per two-credit course

Note: Auditing is not offered at the doctoral level.

Tuition for Auditors (Non-credit), beginning in Fall 2019

$650 per credit hour
$2,600 per four-credit course
$1,300 per two-credit course

Note: Auditing is not offered at the doctoral level.

2017-18 Tuition for the Doctoral Program

$1,300 per credit hour
$5,200 per four-credit course
$2,600 per two-credit course

For a Doctorate degree with 52 credits, total tuition would be $67,600.

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

$250.00