Advance your career and the world.

Learn from scholar practitioners at the only graduate school of national security and international affairs where you will be exposed to all the arts of statecraft. Under the guidance of seasoned professionals from the State Department, Department of Defense, National Security Council, CIA, FBI, and other services, you will be challenged to think efficiently about how you can positively affect the future of our nation and our world.

A Professional Education

At the Institute, you get the opportunity to study with scholar-practitioners who have done what they teach.

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Meet our Students and Alumni

“The education here provides a foundation for anything that you could possibly want to do in intelligence, national security, or the diplomatic realm.”
Joshua Drusbacky (’19)
Army Officer and Analyst for the U.S. Government
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Curt Klun

“I am looking to apply my knowledge, rather than develop theory… When I talk about issues in the federal system, my professors understand where I am coming from.”
Curt Klun
Senior Policy Analyst at DOJ and IWP Doctoral Candidate
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“It is really interesting to see the techniques and the statecraft and the vocab and knowledge that I’m learning in [my IWP] classes and how it is applicable to my current job.”
Office of Naval Intelligence Analyst
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Lawrence Buckley

Lawrence Buckley (’07) has been promoted to the FBI’s Senior Executive Service, where he is serving in the Intelligence Branch as Senior Director on the staff of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB).
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Caleb Crim

“If you are looking for a focused education in intelligence, statecraft, and diplomacy, and if you want to feel like your professors care about you individually, IWP is your best bet.”
Caleb Crim (’16)
Senior Analyst Manager at Bulletin Intelligence
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85% of IWP M.A. students receive a merit-based scholarship from IWP.