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Patrick Henry College Students and Alumni, Welcome to IWP

Your Path to Success in National Security, Intelligence, and Diplomacy

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

Unleash Your Career Potential in Intelligence, Diplomacy, and National Security at IWP

Calling all Patrick Henry College (PHC) students and alumni! Are you ready to pursue a life-changing career in national security, intelligence, or diplomacy? The Institute of World Politics (IWP) offers a unique academic experience, tailored to equip you with the skills and knowledge to excel in these vital fields. Embrace your passion for truth and justice, and join the ranks of our prestigious alumni!

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15

Exclusive Benefits for Patrick Henry College Students and Alumni

We are proud to offer Patrick Henry College 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 PHC alumni

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

Learn from the Experts: IWP's Renowned Faculty

At IWP, our esteemed faculty comprises seasoned professionals with extensive experience in national security, intelligence, and diplomatic sectors. They bring their real-world expertise to the classroom, providing you with valuable insights and knowledge to succeed in today’s complex international environment. Our curriculum includes courses that cover crucial aspects of statecraft, strategy, and policy, such as:

“Counterintelligence in a Democratic Society”: Delve into the role of counterintelligence in safeguarding democratic institutions and values.

“Cyber Statecraft”: Explore the challenges and opportunities posed by the ever-evolving cyber domain, including cyber warfare and cyber diplomacy.

“Crisis Management and Decision Making”: Learn the intricacies of effective decision-making in high-pressure situations, drawing from historical and contemporary case studies.

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.

IWP graduates have gone on to secure influential positions in national security, intelligence, and diplomacy across the United States and around the world. By studying at IWP, you will join a network of accomplished alumni who are making a real difference in 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




Graduate Certificates




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.

Your desk is waiting.

Ready to take your seat?

Patrick Henry College students and alumni, the world needs your unique perspective and commitment to truth and justice. By choosing IWP, you can leverage your distinctive background to make a lasting impact in the fields of national security, intelligence, and diplomacy. Apply now and begin your journey towards an exciting and fulfilling career!

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15