Training Sequence

The IPAW training sequence

Students interested in IPAW should complete POLS 205 Analyzing Politics prior to applying for the program at the end of their second year at IU. In their third year, IPAW students take two classes in quantitative methods, including the department’s second-year graduate seminar in data analysis or qualitative methods. In their fourth year, IPAW students take the capstone seminar, complete a graduate class in political science, and have the opportunity to complete an honor’s thesis.

In addition to these classes, the IPAW program is developing two new offerings: an introduction to political analysis class for first-year students, and a research experience for IPAW participants in the summer between their third and fourth years at IU.