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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 in-person MA and Certificate Programs

$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 in full-time status (excepting personnel employed as interns) may pay a reduced tuition rate of $1,100 per credit hour. If eligible for this reduced tuition rate, government employees may receive this reduced rate when enrolled either full-time or part-time at IWP.
***Military spouses/partners who can provide IWP with their Military Dependent ID may pay a reduced tuition rate of $1,100 per credit hour.
****Alumni from certain partner colleges and universities and employees at certain partner organizations may also receive tuition discounts. These partners include Assumption CollegeBaylor University, Benedictine College, Duke UniversityElon University, GAP SolutionsMercyhurst UniversityPatrick Henry CollegePoint Park University, U.S. State DepartmentUniversity of DallasUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillUniversity of North Carolina at PembrokeUtah Valley University, and Villanova University.

Tuition rates for the online M.A. and Certificate programs

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

For an online Master’s degree with 52 credits, total tuition would be $33,800 ($16,900 per year for two years).
For an online Professional M.A. with 36 credits, total tuition would be $23,400.
For an online Certificate of Graduate Study with 20 credits, total tuition would be $13,000.

*All civilian personnel directly employed by the U.S. Federal Government in full-time status (excepting personnel employed as interns) may pay a reduced tuition rate of $500 per credit hour. If eligible for this reduced tuition rate, government employees may receive this reduced rate when enrolled either full-time or part-time at IWP.
**Military spouses/partners who can provide IWP with their Military Dependent ID may pay a reduced tuition rate of $500 per credit hour.
***Alumni from certain
partner colleges and universities and employees at certain partner organizations may also receive tuition discounts. These partners include Assumption CollegeBaylor University, Benedictine College, Duke UniversityElon University, GAP SolutionsMercyhurst UniversityPatrick Henry CollegePoint Park University, U.S. State DepartmentUniversity of DallasUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillUniversity of North Carolina at PembrokeUtah Valley University, and Villanova University.

Tuition for Auditors (Non-credit)

$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.

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.

Additional Fees

Student Services Fee

(mandatory for all students in all programs)

  • Students in in-person programs, Fall and Spring Semesters: $200.00
  • Students in in-person programs, Summer Semesters: $100.00
  • Students in online programs, all semesters: $100.00

Application Fee

The application fee for all students 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.

Technology Fee

$100 per semester, students in online programs only

Graduation Fee

$250.00

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