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Advance your career and the world with our online M.A. programs

Learn from scholar practitioners at the only graduate school of national security, intelligence, and international affairs where you will be exposed to all the arts of statecraft. Under the guidance of seasoned professionals from the State Department, Department of Defense, National Security Council, CIA, FBI, and other services, you will be challenged to think efficiently about how you can positively affect the future of our nation and our world.

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A Professional Education

At the Institute, you get the opportunity to study with scholar-practitioners who have done what they teach.

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Meet our Students and Alumni

Joshua Drusbacky

“The education here provides a foundation for anything that you could possibly want to do in intelligence, national security, or the diplomatic realm.”
Joshua Drusbacky (’19)
Army Officer and Analyst for the U.S. Government
Meet Joshua

Curt Klun

“I am looking to apply my knowledge, rather than develop theory… When I talk about issues in the federal system, my professors understand where I am coming from.”
Curt Klun
Senior Policy Analyst at DOJ and IWP Doctoral Candidate
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“It is really interesting to see the techniques and the statecraft and the vocab and knowledge that I’m learning in [my IWP] classes and how it is applicable to my current job.”
Analyst, U.S. Government
Meet Emily

Lawrence Buckley

Lawrence Buckley (’07) has been promoted to the FBI’s Senior Executive Service, where he is serving in the Intelligence Branch as Senior Director on the staff of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board (PIAB).
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Courtney Kelley

“All the theory in the world doesn’t prepare you for a role as an analyst. You need to know what the practicalities are. The strength of IWP is that they use the theories to apply from a practitioner’s role.”
Courtney Kelley (’20)
International Affairs Professional
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Caleb Crim

“If you are looking for a focused education in intelligence, statecraft, and diplomacy, and if you want to feel like your professors care about you individually, IWP is your best bet.”
Caleb Crim (’16)
Senior Analyst Manager at Bulletin Intelligence
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Tuition for Online Programs

$650 per credit hour
Total tuition of Online M.A.: $33,800 (52 credit hrs)
Total tuition of Professional Online M.A. (for those with 5+ years of industry experience): $23,400 (36 credit hrs)
Total tuition of Online Certificate: $13,000 (20 credit hrs)

* Reduced tuition at $500 per credit hour is applicable for:
– Federal employees
– Law Enforcement
Certain Partner Programs
– Active-duty military/veterans not currently eligible for VA educational benefits
– Military spouses/partners who can provide the school with their Military Dependent ID

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IWP Mission

IWP offers professional degrees in national security, intelligence, and international affairs.

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