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IWP’s graduate education prepares global leaders to face the threats of today with strategic insight and moral courage to prevent global conflicts tomorrow.

IWP Graduate Studies

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15

Diplomacy, cultural, intelligence, and military strategy studies are essential to the safety and stability of nations. 

Your IWP graduate studies will explore the intricacies of diplomacy, military strategy, economics, geography, and cultural dynamics, providing you with insight to make informed decisions and develop effective foreign policies during complex international crises.

The sense of purpose, diverse opportunities for professional growth (as an analyst, policy advisor, or foreign policy expert), and the ability to make a lasting global impact make studying defense, counterterrorism, and military strategy at IWP invaluable to advance your career. 

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IWP Main Campus

Study Foreign Policy, Defense, and Diplomacy in the Heart of the Nation’s Capital.

Pursue your studies on a campus in the heart of Washington, D.C., the epicenter of American foreign affairs decision-makers, and develop your career network with like-minded peers, renowned scholars, and global influencers.

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Career Placement Services

You will benefit from a dedicated Career Services team that actively works to identify and cultivate relationships with employers and organizations in your field of study. IWP’s strong connections with government agencies, private companies, and non-profit organizations open doors to exclusive internships, networking events, and job opportunities, positioning you for success in your chosen field. Our tailored career coaching and professional development resources, such as workshops, seminars, and one-on-one guidance, ensure that you are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in this highly competitive job market. By choosing IWP, you will not only receive a world-class education but also gain access to an invaluable alumni network and comprehensive support system that empowers you to launch and advance your career with confidence.

Learn from Intelligence, Diplomatic, and National Security Professionals

At IWP, you will learn how to influence global leaders on the world stage. Our faculty has extensive experience in the fields of diplomacy, intelligence & national security. With experienced diplomats, intelligence, and military professionals teaching you what it’s really like in the field and in analysis shops, you will gain a vast array of practical knowledge to support your strong academic learning at IWP. Our courses are tailored to give you a comprehensive understanding of the current world and its complexity, by having those who have already sat at the desk you seek teach you.

Where IWP Graduates Work

Office of Naval Intelligence

Department of Homeland Security

Central Intelligence Agency

US Department of Defense

Department of State

"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

Upcoming Classes

IWP / IWPO 636 | The Art of Diplomacy | Prof. G. Philip Hughes

This course introduces students to the art of diplomacy in the Western tradition, with an emphasis on the modern American experience. It examines the development of the traditional art of diplomacy over time and how technology, communications, and ideology have affected both the authority of the diplomatic process and the evolution of what Harold Nicholson called the “diplomatic method.”

IWP / IWPO 637 | Public Diplomacy | Dr. David Glancy

This course examines the history, theories, and methodologies of public diplomacy and strategic influence since the end of World War II. The objective of the course is to help prepare the student to integrate public diplomacy and strategic influence with other tools – traditional diplomacy, foreign aid, intelligence collection and covert operations, and military and economic foreign policy – and to condition the student to approach the issue with confidence.

IWP / IWPO 628 | Military Strategy: Theory & Practice | Dr. Christopher Harmon

This course examines the theory and practice of strategy, the use of force and other instruments of power to achieve the goals of the state in the international system. We first look at the theorists of strategy and war, and then consider the applicability of their ideas to conflict both past and present. Case studies in the application of strategy in modern large and small wars, including insurgencies. The course concludes with a look at strategies for dealing with a resurgent Russia, a rising China, and groups such as ISIS and Hezbollah, as well as strategies for emerging modes of war such as cyber.

IWP / IWPO 631 | Foreign Propaganda, Perceptions & Policy | Dr. David Glancy

The goal of this course is to prepare the student to recognize and analyze the use of foreign disinformation and propaganda to affect U.S. perceptions and policy formation, and to employ countermeasures against them. This course examines the history, theory and methodology of foreign propaganda and disinformation in modern statecraft, both from democratic and non-democratic countries, with an emphasis on how the practitioners target the United States. It is intended to help prepare the student to recognize foreign propaganda in all its forms, to analyze and isolate it, and to employ countermeasures.

Ready to take your seat?

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15