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Advance your career and the world.

Learn from scholar practitioners at the only graduate school of national security, intelligence, 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

Joshua Drusbacky ('19) Analyst for the U.S. Government

The education here provides a foundation for anything that you could possibly want to do in intelligence, national security, or the diplomatic realm.

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Curt Klun
Curt Klun Senior Policy Analyst at DOJ and IWP Doctoral Candidate

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.

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Emily Office of Naval Intelligence Analyst

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.

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Lawrence Buckley
Lawrence Buckley ('07) Senior Director (FBI Intelligence), President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB)
Courtney Kelley
Courtney Kelley ('20) State Department Intern

At IWP, all my professors had extensive experience in the field.

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Caleb Crim
Caleb Crim ('16) Senior Analyst Manager at Bulletin Intelligence

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.

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Why choose IWP?

John LenczowskiWe’re the only school that focuses on all the different arts of statecraft…Our students are being hired in the State Department, the Defense Department, by the CIA, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the FBI.

John Lenczowski, IWP Founder

85% of IWP M.A. students receive a merit-based scholarship from IWP.

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