Admissions to the International Politics and Practice Capstone Certificate have been suspended as of spring 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the department.

The Department of Political Science designed the International Politics and Practice Capstone Certificate (IPPCC) to educate learners who lead and serve professionally in the international arena. The program appeals especially to experienced, mid-career professionals in the fields of education, business, government, military, and non-governmental organizations. The IPPCC curriculum is entirely online and completed during the summer terms only.

The IPPCC curriculum builds advanced mastery in the core competencies of international relations: foreign policy, international political economy, international law and organizations, and international security. In each course, students take part in discussions with UW–Madison’s international relations faculty and participate in assignments designed to hone their analytical skills.

Key strengths of the capstone program are its moderate time demands and relatively short time to completion. The IPPCC is a five-course, 13-credit hour program, delivered entirely online each summer term. The sequence can be completed in two to three summers. 

Further detail, including tuition and costs, is available at the IPPCC website or by contacting the program coordinator:

IPPCC Program Coordinator, Department of Political Science
University of Wisconsin–Madison
305 North Hall
1050 Bascom MallMadison, WI 53706
esjung@wisc.edu

Admissions to the International Politics and Practice Capstone Certificate have been suspended as of spring 2018. If you have any questions, please contact the department.

  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.000
International Politics and Practice Courses
POLI SCI 700 Introduction to International Politics1
POLI SCI 701 American Foreign Policy3
POLI SCI 702 International Political Economy3
POLI SCI 703 International Organizations and Law3
POLI SCI 704 International Security3
Total Credits13

1. Acquire foundational knowledge of domestic and international policies that affect both national economic policymaking and developments in the world economy.

2. Identify the role of international financial institutions, trade and development, financial crisis, and the relationship between globalization and inequality.

3. Recognize and distinguish patterns of global governance and their impact over time.

4. Develop an understanding of the relationship between national and international security.

5. Apply important connections to real-world experiences.