The Institute for Politics and Strategy's students and faculty shape the future of international politics. 

The Institute for Politics and Strategy (IPS) offers students the opportunity to leverage the Dietrich College’s strengths in analytical research methods with access to leading experts in policy and international relations. Through these efforts, students gain an in-depth understanding of domestic and international political strategy. 

IPS offers the following majors: 

IPS also offers minors: 

Washington Semester Program 

Undergraduates from any course of study at Carnegie Mellon desiring first-hand policy experience are invited to apply to Washington Semester Program. In this semester-long program, students live, work and study in Washington, D.C. Students have the oppourtunity to come into direct contact with political, business and community leaders, and to learn about the most pressing policy issues of the day.