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Unleash Your Potential: Baylor Students and Alumni

Launch Your Global Career at IWP

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

Unlock Your Career in Intelligence, Diplomacy, and National Security

Baylor University students and alumni, are you prepared to make your mark on the world stage? The Institute of World Politics (IWP) invites you to embark on a transformative journey to master the art of statecraft, national security, intelligence, and diplomacy. Our exceptional faculty and innovative curriculum, combined with the unparalleled opportunities of Washington, D.C., create a dynamic environment that will empower you to excel in your chosen field!

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: May 15

Exclusive Benefits Tailored for Baylor Students and Alumni

As a Baylor student or alumni, 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 Baylor alumni

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

Unlock the Secrets of Statecraft: IWP's Cutting-Edge Curriculum

At IWP, we offer a range of courses that are designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of global affairs. Our curriculum is crafted to integrate theory with practical, real-world applications, ensuring that you are well-equipped to tackle the challenges of the future. Some of our standout courses include:

“Russian Politics and Strategy”: Analyze the historical, political, and strategic landscape of Russia, including its impact on current global affairs, such as the annexation of Crimea and invasion of Ukraine.

“Economic Statecraft and Conflict”: Delve into the art of leveraging economic tools and resources to advance national security objectives, drawing upon recent events like U.S.-China trade and sanctions on Russia.

“Intelligence and Counterterrorism”: Examine the intricacies of intelligence operations in the fight against terrorism and in various global conflict zones.

Master the Art of Statecraft with World-Class Education and Real-World Simulations

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.

We take experiential learning to the next level. Our courses often incorporate real-world simulations that enable you to apply your newfound knowledge and skills to realistic scenarios. These immersive exercises will challenge your decision-making abilities, enhance your critical thinking skills, and prepare you for success in the high-stakes environment of international relations.

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

IWP’s prime location in the heart of Washington, D.C., offers 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, connect with prominent professionals, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of our nation’s capital.

By the numbers

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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


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.

Your desk is waiting.

Ready to take your seat?

Baylor students and alumni, your distinctive background and values make you the ideal candidate for an IWP education. Leverage your unique 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: May 15