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Study Diplomacy

 

Study with those already influencing international relations. Your career in the foreign service begins at the Institute of World Politics, a graduate school of leaders in international affairs, diplomacy, and statecraft.

Study Diplomacy in Washington, D.C.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15

Your journey into the heart of global diplomacy and influencing the minds of global decision-makers begins at IWP. Here, amid the epicenter of foreign envoys and global decision-making, you’ll learn the arts of international relations, mastering public diplomacy and conflict resolution.

As the city’s diplomatic pulse surrounds you, each lesson transforms into real-world insight, preparing you to shape global narratives and foster peace.

Your seat at the table of international decision-makers awaits. Embark on a career that’s not just a profession, but a global mission.

Your desk is waiting.

Launch Your Diplomatic 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.

97%

of our graduates get jobs in their field of interest

7

M.A.
Programs

18

Graduate Certificates

1

Doctorate
Program

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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

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Central Intelligence Agency

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Department of

Homeland Security

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Department

of State

4

Secret Service

Headquarters

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Federal Bureau of

Investigation

6

Department

of Defense

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Defense Intelligence

Agency

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White House

IWP Main Campus
Study Diplomacy Where It Happens

Study 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 America’s diplomacy and foreign affairs communities, and develop your career network with like-minded peers, renowned scholars, and global influencers.

1

Central Intelligence Agency

2

Department of

Homeland Security

3

Department

of State

4

Secret Service

Headquarters

5

Federal Bureau of

Investigation

6

Department

of Defense

7

Defense Intelligence

Agency

IWP Main Campus

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.

"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

Where IWP Graduates Work

Office of Naval Intelligence

Department of Homeland Security

Central Intelligence Agency

US Department of Defense

Department of State

Upcoming Diplomacy 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.

Ready to take your seat?

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15