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Set Your Global Career Aspirations in Motion with IWP

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

Unleash Your Potential: Launch a Dynamic Career in National Security, Diplomacy, or Intelligence as a Point Park University Student at IWP

As a Point Park University student, you have a unique opportunity to take your education and career aspirations to new heights. Experience the excitement and prestige of studying at The Institute of World Politics (IWP), a renowned institution that specializes in national security, diplomacy, and intelligence.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: August 1

Take Advantage of the IWP-Point Park University Partnership

As a Point Park University student, you can benefit from our partnership with IWP. Enjoy guaranteed scholarships, priority consideration for IWP’s internship program, and early admission for IWP’s MA programs. This partnership aims to streamline the process of transitioning from Point Park to IWP, allowing you to focus on achieving your career goals.

Distinctive IWP Curriculum and Faculty

At IWP, you’ll be immersed in a cutting-edge curriculum that delves deep into the intricacies of statecraft, national security, and intelligence. Our faculty is a distinguished group of professionals who have held prominent positions in the intelligence community, served as ambassadors, and worked on the National Security Council. They have been in the seat of global crisis and decision-making, and they’re ready to share their expertise to help you forge your own path in these fields.

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Prime Location in the Heart of Washington, D.C.

IWP’s location in Washington, D.C., offers unparalleled access to the power centers of the United States. You’ll be in the epicenter of decision-making, with endless opportunities to network, intern, and engage with professionals in your chosen field. Our close proximity to key government institutions and think tanks puts you at the forefront of the action, giving you a leg up in your future career.

Exciting Careers Achieved by IWP Alumni

By studying at IWP, you’re positioning yourself for a successful career in national security, diplomacy, or intelligence. Our alumni have gone on to work for prestigious organizations such as the CIA, FBI, Department of Defense, Department of State, and various intelligence agencies. You’ll join a network of professionals who are making a difference on the global stage.

Launch Your 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.


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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?

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to elevate your education, expand your professional network, and launch a dynamic career in national security, diplomacy, or intelligence. Take the first step towards your future by exploring the IWP-Point Park University partnership today!

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: August 1