Capstone Certificate: International Politics and Practice

College: Letters and Science
Departments: Political Science
Contact: Toni Landis, Senior Advisor, 608-263-2028,


The International Politics and Practice Capstone Certificate (IPPCC) is designed to educate professionals who lead and serve in the international arena. This online program appeals especially to experienced, mid-career professionals in the fields of education, business, government, military, and non-governmental organizations. The IPPCC curriculum builds advanced practical mastery in the core competencies of international relations: foreign policy, international political economy, international law and organizations, and international security. Since IPPCC students work entirely at the post-baccalaureate level, all program participants must already hold a bachelor's degree.

The IPPCC is a five-course, 13-credit program, delivered entirely online. To best fit busy schedules already committed to work and family (and unable to accommodate a full-time graduate education program), we offer IPPCC courses at a reasonable pace: students normally will enroll in one course each semester/term, year-round, for a nominal completion time of 15 months

Admissions Requirements and Process

Apply for this Capstone Certificate as a University Special student through the Division of Continuing Studies using the online application.

The application will automatically be sent to the IPPCC Admissions Committee in the Political Science department.

Additional application materials are also required.  Please refer to the program website for further admission and application requirments: