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Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP)

Through Global Projects Program, WPI students can complete their Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) off-campus. The Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP), a nine-credit-hour interdisciplinary requirement involves applied research that connects science or technology with social issues and human needs. The IQP is not organized as a course, nor is it related to the major. Instead, small teams of students work under the guidance of faculty members from all disciplines to conduct research, using social science methods, directed at a specific problem or need. Students deliver findings and recommendations through formal reports and oral presentations to project sponsors (often nonprofit, municipal, or government agencies) and faculty advisors.. Students typically complete these programs in their Junior year, applying to go away in during their Sophomore.  Pay careful attention to deadlines and requirements for these programs. 

To view our off-campus IQP offerings click here: IQP Programs

When you're ready to take the next step, click on these resources below to learn more about the application process and program details:

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