International Policy and Practice Online

The Master of International Policy and Practice Online (M.I.P.P. Online) is an advanced degree for mid-career professionals seeking to advance in their current career track or transition to a new field. M.I.P.P. Online is an accelerated 27-credit distance-learning program that allows civilian and military professionals working around the world to complete a master’s degree from a top-ranked institution within one year of full-time study, or 16 to 24 months of part-time study. 




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What You'll Study 

The curriculum includes three foundational courses on essential leadership and analytical skills, along with electives that allow students to customize their educational experience to match their professional goals and intellectual interests. The program unfolds in an interactive learning environment that lets students refine the analytical and management skills necessary for strategic leadership roles in international policy fields.


Program of Study



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How to Apply 


When you're ready to apply to the program, you will need to follow the graduate admissions process, including completing and submitting the online application with all of the required materials 


There are also certain prerequisites that applicants must meet to be able to apply to the program. 



The program seeks to attract highly qualified mid-career professionals including active-duty military personnel with at least:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Eight years of relevant professional working experience, not including internships (or a prior advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher learning)

Course background in economics (micro- and macroeconomics) is a prerequisite for admission to the MIPP program. Course(s) must be successfully completed through an accredited college or university in:

  • Introductory Microeconomics
  • Introductory Macroeconomics


  • Principles of Economics

In some cases, a student who has not fulfilled the economics requirement may be admitted to the MIPP program on a conditional basis**, in which case the student is required to take course(s) at an accredited college/university prior to enrollment at the Elliott School.

**Spring applicants are expected to have fulfilled this prerequisite at the time of application.


Where You'll Go 


Our graduates continue to pursue a wide variety of exciting careers in diplomacy and public service, business, security, conflict resolution, development and public health. For 2016 graduates, the top employers included: 

  • U.S. Department of the Army
  • U.S. Embassy in Niger
  • EastWest Institute
  • Global Partnership for Education
  • Facebook

While you study with us and even once you leave, we'll provide you with resources and support to help you get the job you've always wanted post-graduation. From career counseling, workshops, site visits and information sessions, The Graduate Student Career Development Center has a variety of tools and tips to get you to where you want to be. 



"At its core, the MIPP is unmatched in its ability to put students in direct touch with succesful practioners from around the world in the fields of diplomacy, business, defense, politics, and non-governmental organizations. It's a solid foundation for a huge step forward in the international policy practioner's path to success."

Jonathan Bissell

MIPP '15