Institute of World Politics

Certificate in American Foreign Policy


1521 16th Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Certificate of Graduate Study in American Foreign Policy

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This certificate is designed to provide an understanding both of the moral and philosophical principles underlying U.S. foreign policy as well as the history of its conduct since America became a world power.The program also covers selected policy issues.

Introductory Courses (Required): American Founding Principles and Foreign Policy; History of American Foreign Policy; U.S. Foreign Policy: Current and Future Challenges.

One Area-Study Course (Required): Chinese Grand Strategy: Foreign and Military Policy; Islam and Geopolitics in Eurasia; Islam in Contemporary Global Politics; U.S.-Latin American Relations: Threats and Opportunities; Russian Politics and Foreign Policy; U.S.-African Relations.

One of the Following Courses: Economic Statecraft and Conflict; Immigration and National Security; Problems of Promoting Regime Change and Democracy; Japan: Old and New; U.S. Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond; Western Moral Tradition and American Foreign Policy.


Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 20

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1,000

Size & Settings: 0-999

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