Master of International Policy and Practice
The Elliott School's master of international policy and practice (MIPP) degree program helps international mid-career professionals develop highly marketable analytical and management skills to formulate and advocate policies on key international issues and to negotiate and work effectively in cross-cultural settings. The program also enhances knowledge of international economic, political, and social trends.
The interdisciplinary curriculum combines three core courses with a wide variety of course options that cover relevant national and international policies and provides insight into a wide range of international issues. Courses are selected to suit the student's professional goals and intellectual interests. Most courses are offered in the late afternoon and early evening to accommodate student work schedules, making it ideal for working professionals.
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Specific admission requirements are shown on the Graduate Program Finder.
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 27 credits, including 9 credits in required courses and 18 credits in elective courses.
Students are required to have undergraduate-level background coursework in microeconomics and macroeconomics before enrolling in a graduate course. Undergraduate courses do not count toward the master's degree. Students who do not have prior coursework should consult with the Program Director on available options.
|IAFF 6211||Master of International Policy and Practice Leadership Practicum|
|One of the following courses in international economics:|
|ECON 6250||Survey of Economic Development|
|ECON 6280||Survey of International Economics|
|ECON 6283||Survey of International Trade Theory and Policy|
|ECON 6284||Survey of International Macroeconomics and Finance Theory and Policy|
|One of the following foundational courses in international policy, which should support the student’s interdisciplinary concentration:|
|IAFF 6101||International Affairs Cornerstone *|
|IAFF 6102||Global Gender Policy|
|IAFF 6122||Development Policy and Practice|
|IAFF 6141||International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone|
|IAFF 6171||Introduction to Conflict Resolution|
|PSC 6349||International Security Politics|
|PSC 6439||International Political Economy *|
|PPPA 6057||International Development Administration|
|18 credits tailored to the individual student's needs and selected in consultation with an advisor and the Program Director. May include up to three credits of one-credit skills-based workshops.|
*Added after publication of the 2016-17 Bulletin.
Students must complete degree requirements within three years of their admission to the program. Students who are temporarily unable to continue their studies may request a leave of absence not to exceed one year. Extensions beyond the three-year period may be granted in exceptional circumstances, but the student will be required to register and pay for Continuous Enrollment.
No transfer credit is accepted into the MIPP program. No more than 6 credits of graduate coursework taken at GW before matriculation in the program, while in degree or nondegree status, including courses taken in the Elliott School, may be included in the MIPP program.