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Elevate Your Legacy

Launch Your Global Career at IWP

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

Unleash Your Potential in Intelligence, Diplomacy, and National Security

Take a bold step towards an ambitious future by embarking on a graduate journey at The Institute of World Politics (IWP). As a renowned graduate school, IWP uniquely positions you at the heart of national security, diplomacy, and intelligence studies. Founded on a commitment to developing leaders with a sound understanding of international realities and ethical conduct, IWP is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. In an ever-evolving global landscape, an IWP education can be the catalyst that propels your career, expanding your influence and impact. Your desk is waiting: Embrace the challenge. Achieve your potential. Shape the world.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15

Transform Your College Degree into a Passport for Global Success at IWP

Imagine the power of stepping into the global arena, armed with the most relevant knowledge and the skills to shape the course of international affairs, ethically and responsibly. That’s the promise of a graduate education at The Institute of World Politics.

We believe in the transformative power of specialized knowledge. We know that national security, diplomacy, and intelligence are nuanced, complex, and ever-evolving. This is why our curriculum is designed to help you navigate these complexities, keeping you abreast of the latest developments and strategies in all fields of statecraft.

As an IWP graduate, you will not merely observe the global stage, you will be an active player. You’ll engage with faculty who have sat in the seats of power – from intelligence community veterans to former ambassadors, and National Security Council members. Their real-world experience translates into an educational experience that’s anchored in practice as much as theory. You will be learning from the people who have been where you aspire to be.

But the true test of a graduate school’s success lies in the career outcomes of its students. IWP alumni are leaders and trailblazers in the intelligence, diplomacy, and national security fields, thanks to the rigorous academic foundation and supportive community they found here. They are a testament to our commitment to helping students launch rewarding and impactful careers.

You already have a solid foundation from your undergraduate studies. Now is the time to take that next step towards your future. Take it at IWP, where your ambition meets opportunity, where your hard work can make a real impact on the world. Make the decision today. Your desk is waiting.

Experience the Dynamics of Washington, D.C.

IWP’s prime location in the heart of Washington, D.C., offers a dynamic environment that places you at the center of the nation’s power. Immerse yourself in the world of decision-making, forge invaluable connections through networking and internships, and engage with professionals in your chosen field. Our close proximity to key government institutions and think tanks ensures you’ll be at the forefront of the action, giving you an undeniable edge in your future career.

Exclusive Access to World-Class IWP Curriculum and Faculty

Broaden your knowledge with IWP’s exceptional academic offerings, emphasizing the complexities of diplomacy, intelligence, and national defense. Our distinguished faculty members, including decorated intelligence officers, seasoned diplomats, and experienced National Security Council members, are eager to impart their first-hand experiences and insights to help guide your career trajectory in these vital domains.

Our curriculum offers courses that delve into timely global issues and crises, such as:

“Cyber Statecraft and National Security”: Study the intricacies of cyber conflict through case studies like the global WannaCry ransomware attack and the rise of cyber espionage.

“Intelligence, the CIA, and Espionage from the Cold War to the Present”: Delve into the covert world of espionage, discussing cases like the Cuban Missile Crisis and modern espionage methods.

“Comparative Foreign Policies”: Understand the varied approaches nations take towards diplomacy, using recent examples like Brexit negotiations and the U.S.’s diplomatic strategies with Iran.

Launch Your Global 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 graduate education to help you excel in your career and get the desk you deserve.

Your desk is waiting.


of our graduates get jobs in their field of interest




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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
Cyber Intelligence 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?

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15