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Launch Your Global Career

Graduate Studies at IWP

The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of national security, intelligence, and international affairs.

Unleash Your Career Potential in Intelligence, Diplomacy, and National Security

Assumption University students and alumni, are you ready to elevate your global impact and contribute to the greater good? The Institute of World Politics (IWP) invites you to join our distinguished community of scholars and professionals, dedicated to advancing the fields of national security, intelligence, and diplomacy. Our esteemed faculty and innovative curriculum, paired with the extraordinary opportunities available in Washington, D.C., will empower you to excel in your chosen career path.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15

Exclusive Benefits for Assumption University Students and Alumni

As an Assumption University student or alumnus, you are eligible for a range of exclusive benefits at IWP, including:

$2,200 guaranteed scholarship per semester for IWP’s in-person academic programs, if accepted within IWP admissions guidelines

– Additional merit-based scholarships also available

Tuition reduction from $650 to $500 per credit hour if enrolled in IWP’s distance programs

– Retroactive for Assumption alumni

Early Assurance – Apply on or after April 30 of your Junior/3rd Year

Master the Art of Statecraft: IWP's Groundbreaking Curriculum

At IWP, our curriculum is designed to provide you with a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the complexities of international relations. Our courses integrate theory and practice, enabling you to apply your knowledge to real-world situations. Some of our exceptional courses include:

“Cyber Statecraft and National Security”: Explore the rapidly evolving world of cyber threats and their implications for national security, drawing upon recent incidents like the SolarWinds cyber-attack and the WannaCry ransomware attack.

“The Art of Diplomacy”: Delve into the strategies and techniques of diplomatic engagement, examining case studies such as the Iran Nuclear Deal and the Camp David Accords.

“Counterintelligence in a Democratic Society”: Analyze the role of counterintelligence in protecting national security, with a focus on historical and contemporary threats, including Russian and Chinese espionage activities.

IWP takes experiential learning to new heights with real-world simulations that challenge you to apply your knowledge to realistic scenarios. These immersive exercises will sharpen your decision-making abilities, enhance your critical thinking skills, and prepare you for success in the fast-paced world of international relations.

Capitalize on Washington, D.C.'s Boundless Opportunities

At IWP, you’ll gain invaluable insights from our esteemed faculty, who have held leadership positions in organizations such as the FBI, CIA, and State Department. Our interdisciplinary curriculum, hands-on experience, and practical training will empower you to excel in the competitive fields of intelligence, diplomacy, and national security.

IWP’s prime location in the heart of Washington, D.C., grants you unparalleled access to the epicenter of U.S. policy and diplomacy. By studying at IWP, you will have the chance to attend high-profile events, network with prominent professionals, and immerse yourself in the dynamic atmosphere of our nation’s capital.

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Where IWP Graduates Work

Office of Naval Intelligence

Department of Homeland Security

Central Intelligence Agency

US Department of Defense

Department of State

What Our Graduates Do

Intelligence Analyst
Foreign Policy Analyst
National Security Analyst
Diplomatic Officer
Counterterrorism Specialist

Political Risk Consultant
Security Policy Advisor
International Relations Specialist
Defense Policy Analyst
Cybersecurity Analyst

Military Strategist
Strategic Communications Specialist
Humanitarian Aid Worker
Policy Researcher
Government Affairs Specialist

Why IWP

The Institute’s unique courses offer specialized professional education not available anywhere. All courses enhance students’ capacity to understand and address major current issues. Students frequently learn from their classmates, some of whom are officials in agencies of the U.S. and foreign governments. They often receive career advice from, and establish valuable contacts with, fellow students, their professors, and guest lecturers.

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Ready to take your seat?

Assumption University students and alumni, your unique background and values make you an ideal candidate for an IWP education. Leverage your strengths to excel in the fields of national security, intelligence, and diplomacy. Apply now and seize the opportunity to shape the course of global affairs!

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15