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IWP Welcomes University of Mississippi Students and Alumni

Propel Your Global Career with IWP's Graduate Programs

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

Reach Your Potential in Intelligence, Diplomacy, and National Security

Are you ready to catapult your education to the next level and launch an extraordinary career in national security, intelligence, or diplomacy? The Institute of World Politics (IWP) is the premier destination for University of Mississippi students and alumni looking to make a significant impact on the global stage.

As a University of Mississippi student or graduate, you’ve already demonstrated your commitment to excellence. IWP is here to help you build on that strong foundation and transform you into a future leader in international affairs.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15

Exclusive Benefits for University of Mississippi Students and Alumni

We are excited to offer University of Mississippi students and alumni exceptional benefits, 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 University of Mississippi alumni

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

Learn from the Experts: A Faculty with Unrivaled Experience

At IWP, you’ll be guided by an exceptional faculty with real-world experience in the intelligence community, national security, and diplomatic corps. Our accomplished professors bring their unique perspectives and wealth of knowledge to the classroom, offering invaluable mentorship and guidance to help you succeed in your chosen career path.

Prime Location: Immerse Yourself in Washington, D.C.

Our campus is strategically located in the heart of Washington, D.C., giving you unparalleled access to the epicenter of U.S. policymaking and international relations. As an IWP student, you’ll have the opportunity to attend high-profile events, network with influential professionals, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of our nation’s capital.

A Comprehensive Curriculum: Mastering the Art of Statecraft

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.

Our unique curriculum at IWP is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of statecraft, combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills. With courses covering a wide range of subjects, such as intelligence, national security, diplomacy, and more, you’ll gain a competitive edge in today’s rapidly evolving global environment.

Launch Your Global Career

IWP graduates have gone on to secure influential positions in national security, intelligence, and diplomacy, both in the United States and around the world. By studying at IWP, you’ll join a network of accomplished alumni who are making a significant impact on global affairs.

Launch Your Government 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.


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
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.

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Ready to take your seat?

University of Mississippi students and alumni, the world is calling for leaders like you. Take the first step toward a remarkable and influential career by joining The Institute of World Politics. Apply now and embark on an educational journey that will elevate your education and prepare you for a global career!

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15