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IWP and University of Dallas: A Powerful Partnership

Launch Your Global Career at IWP

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

Launch Your Career in Intelligence, Diplomacy, and National Security

Unlock the world of national security, diplomacy, or intelligence with The Institute of World Politics (IWP) and take advantage of our exceptional partnership with the University of Dallas. As a proud University of Dallas student or alumnus, join the ranks of successful professionals who have benefited from the academic rigor and shared commitment to the Western moral and intellectual tradition at both institutions.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15

Understanding Built on Shared Values and Excellence

Our partnership opens the doors for University of Dallas students to receive exclusive benefits, ensuring a smooth transition into IWP’s transformative Master’s degree programs.

IWP’s location in Washington, D.C. places you at the heart of power, providing unparalleled access to key institutions, policymakers, and global leaders. Studying at IWP is your launchpad to a fulfilling career in international affairs and an opportunity to make a real impact on the world stage.

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Unmatched Benefits for University of Dallas Students and Alumni

Partnership Benefits for University of Dallas Students:

1. At least ten students and graduates of the University of Dallas admitted to IWP’s in-person Master’s degree program will receive a “partnership scholarship” each semester, provided they remain in good academic standing.

2. Tuition reduction: Benefit from a reduced tuition rate of $500 per credit hour for IWP’s distance programs, a significant reduction from the standard $650 rate.

3. Early admission to IWP’s Master’s degree programs for qualified students, with matriculation beginning after successful completion of an undergraduate program at the University of Dallas.

4. One reserved slot in IWP’s prestigious internship program each semester for a University of Dallas undergraduate.

5. Access to a private open house program at IWP’s Washington, D.C. campus, offering a unique opportunity to interview and network with top experts in the field.

Master the Art of Statecraft with World-Class Faculty

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.

At IWP, you will learn directly from seasoned professionals who have served in key positions of power within the intelligence community, as ambassadors, and in national security council roles. Our exceptional faculty offers invaluable insights and real-world experiences, giving you a unique opportunity to learn from those who have already occupied the seats and desks you aspire to in your future career.

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Join the Legacy of Success

“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

Launch Your Career

Our graduates are already serving at the highest levels of the State Department, Defense Department and other executive branch intelligence agencies. We provide a useful education to help you excel in your career and get the desk you deserve.


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We meet with every student to map out a desired career path and strategy so you are the most competitive candidate.

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 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."

Dr. Jonathan Sanford

President, University of Dallas


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?

As a University of Dallas student, you’ve already experienced the power of an education rooted in the Western intellectual tradition. Now, take the next step in your academic journey with IWP and launch your global career in national security, diplomacy, or intelligence. Don’t miss the chance to become a part of this vibrant partnership and leverage the unique opportunities offered by both institutions.

Are you ready to embrace your future and make an impact in the world of international affairs? Apply now and let IWP propel you toward a fulfilling and meaningful career.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15