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Study Geopolitics & Strategy

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15

Study at a graduate school where mastery of geopolitics, history, and strategy is not just an education, it’s the key to averting conflict and fostering peace. Delve into the nexus of geography and power, understanding how landscapes, history, and culture shape international affairs. 

IWP’s faculty have sat in the rooms where decisions were made for pivotal historical events.  Our faculty educates strategists, peacemakers, and leaders. Here, your strategic insight widens by merging the study of theory with the application to international realities through seminars and simulations. 

Your journey to becoming an architect of peace begins here. Take you seat.

Your desk is waiting.

Advance Your Career at IWP

Our graduates are already serving at the highest levels of the Department of State, Department of Defense, and other executive branch intelligence agencies. 

We provide a professional graduate education to help you excel in your government career and get the desk you deserve.

97%

of our graduates get jobs in their field of interest

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M.A.
Programs

18

Graduate Certificates

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Doctorate
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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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IWP Main Campus
Study Where It Happens

Study National Security 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 national security decision-makers, and develop your career network with like-minded peers, renowned scholars, and global influencers.

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Central Intelligence Agency

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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 Geopolitics & Strategy Classes

IWP / IWPO 634 | Geography & Strategy | Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz

This eight-week seminar demonstrates the importance of geography to international politics, economics, national security, and strategy. It introduces students to the geographic and geopolitical factors that have shaped the field of world politics. The course explores how geography has helped influence aspects of world history and how it is likely to do so in the future. 

IWPO 699 | Cyber Intelligence | Prof. Paul Davis

Cyber intelligence is the acquisition and analysis of information to identify, track, and predict cyber capabilities, intentions, and activities. Students will learn how to add value to the information and to present actionable courses of action to the decision maker. They will understand the traditional intelligence tradecraft and how it is used in the cyber world to assess cyber threats.

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