“The education we have received at IWP has prepared us well for success beyond the walls of the institution. …In a society where relativistic beliefs are prevalent, we are now prepared to make prudent decisions within our organizations based upon realism and critical analysis, all while guided by moral principles and objective truths.”
-Gregory Abide, CPT (P), University of Dallas Class of 2008 and IWP Class of 2018
From his Valedictory remarks at IWP Commencement 2018
About the IWP-UD partnership
The Institute of World Politics has partnered with The University of Dallas. UD is be the 9th institution of higher learning to partner with IWP.
“As an alumnus of both programs, I am thrilled to see this partnership reach fruition. Our shared commitment to the understanding and defense of the Western moral and intellectual tradition will ensure this endeavor’s success,” said Tim Stebbins, Vice President of Graduate Recruitment at IWP. “IWP holds the intellectual rigor of the UD education in high regard, and we are very pleased to make these opportunities available to such high caliber students.”
Provost Jonathan Sanford also commented: “The University of Dallas is pleased to partner with The Institute of World Politics, an institution which shares our same commitment to the Western intellectual tradition, academic rigor, the cultivation of civic duties, and a strong commitment to the advancement of the common good. We are excited for the opportunities this agreement will provide our students and graduates.”
Benefits for University of Dallas students
With this partnership, at least ten students and graduates of UD admitted to IWP’s Master’s degree program will receive special financial benefits, including a “partnership scholarship” awarded each semester to those who remain in good academic standing within their respective programs.
IWP will also offer early admission to its Master’s degree programs for qualified students, with matriculation beginning after successful completion of an undergraduate program at the University of Dallas.
Additionally, the Institute will reserve one slot in its internship program each semester for an undergraduate of UD. The IWP internship is offered in the spring, summer, and fall semesters.
Finally, UD students will have the chance to attend a private open house program at the Institute’s campus in Washington, D.C. There, they will have a chance to interview with faculty and current students, as well as alumni to discuss IWP programs and career opportunities.