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Discover Global Opportunities with IWP's Graduate Studies

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

Exclusive IWP Benefits for Drake Students and Alumni: Unleash Your Potential in Intelligence, Diplomacy, and National Security

Drake University and The Institute of World Politics (IWP) have come together in a powerful partnership to create unparalleled opportunities for students and graduates passionate about national security affairs, diplomacy, and intelligence. This collaboration offers a wealth of benefits and resources designed to help Drake University students excel in their pursuit of careers in the global arena.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15

Understanding Built on Shared Values and Excellence

Partnership Benefits for Drake University Students and Graduates:

– Guaranteed scholarship of $2,200 per semester for in-person IWP M.A. programs.

– Tuition reduction from $650 to $500 per credit hour for IWP distance programs.

– Priority internship consideration for IWP internship programs.

– Early Admission for Juniors after April 30th of their Junior year.

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Master the Art of Statecraft with World-Class Education

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.

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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
Cyber Intelligence Analyst

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

This partnership between Drake University and The Institute of World Politics highlights the shared vision of both institutions to create a unique learning environment that fosters the development of informed, globally aware leaders who will excel in the fields of diplomacy, national security, policy formation, and international development.


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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Join the ranks of successful global leaders by taking advantage of the incredible opportunities offered by the partnership between Drake University and The Institute of World Politics. Begin your journey towards a career in national security affairs, diplomacy, and intelligence with the unparalleled educational experience provided through this collaboration.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15