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IWP launches two new online M.A. programs in Statecraft and Strategy

The Institute of World Politics is launching two new online Master of Arts programs: the Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy (Online) and Professional Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy (Online). These programs will be offered for the first time starting in fall 2021. They are IWP’s first all-online programs.

The M.A. in Statecraft and Strategy will require 52 credit hours and take approximately two years to complete. This degree 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.

The Professional M.A. in Statecraft and Strategy will cover similar subject matter but is designed for professionals with 5-7 years of relevant work experience in the national security community. This 36-hour program takes approximately 18 months to complete for full time students.

Each of the new online M.A. programs includes a core curriculum in which students study international realities, various arts of statecraft, American founding principles, and the Western moral tradition. The degrees require students to specialize in a topic such as intelligence, defense studies, or non-military conflict.

The courses will be taught online by IWP’s scholar-practitioner faculty using asynchronous, previously-produced material (such as recorded lectures or interviews) and mandatory live seminar discussions with the professor. Tuition for these programs will be $650 per credit hour.

IWP Dean Dr. Frank Marlo commented: “We are excited to offer IWP programs to those who cannot be with us at our D.C. or Virginia campuses.  We hope that this more flexible online format will make the expertise of our faculty and the information in our curriculum more accessible to those who are currently working or aspire to work in the national security and international affairs communities.”

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