Career Benefits

The IPPCC program builds advanced mastery in the practice of international affairs. Program graduates go on to apply the knowledge and skills acquired through their IPPCC experience in professional fields such as education, business, government, military, and non-governmental organizations. Feedback from past IPPCC students attests to the value of our program:

“A key benefit is the flexiblity…[traveling] for a couple of weeks of military training… I would not have been able to take the course in a traditional format…the online format meant it was still possible to maintain the workload, something that would have been impossible with a conventional route.”         J. Pruett, Army reservist, Alexandria VA

“It was [great] to see as a developing officer how those strategies could potentially impact me in the future…[And]you get the name-recognition of a respected university.”               B. Barthen, WI National Guard captain

“What has helped most is gaining an understanding why and how the world order we take for granted evolved…The coursework at UW provided a framework for understanding how the events of the 20th century impacted a [specific] region.”   M. Beilfuss, WI National Guard major

“The combination of a rigorous military schedule and improvements in modern technology made the distance class ideal for me…the distance learning allowed me to listen to lectures, conduct readings and post discussions with flexiblity and thoroughness.”   K. Jones, Army captain, Hawaii

“I am taking this course to better understand the historical backdrops that have led to the United States using military intervention.  I hope through a better understanding…I will come out as a a better leader, one that is informed and able to speak intelligently on the subject.”                                          J. McAuliffe, Army first lieutnant

“I don’t think any of us can see the future or know the right answers, but the best efforts are built in the understanding of our past, and I think that’s what this program at UW offers.” K. Metcalf, Army captain