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Study International Affairs

Spring 2024 Application Deadline: December 1

Taking postgraduate courses or earning a degree in international affairs at the Institute of World Politics (IWP) is a unique and invaluable opportunity to gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexities that define global politics, security, and diplomacy. The International Affairs program at IWP takes a multidisciplinary approach, covering a wide range of topics such as diplomacy, intelligence, economics, and military strategy, ensuring that students develop a well-rounded perspective on global affairs. By choosing to study international affairs at IWP, you are not only investing in a world-class education but also joining a community of dedicated professionals who share a common mission: to create a safer, more prosperous, and better-informed world.

Professional Master of Arts in Statecraft and Strategy (Online)

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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 sound education to help you excel in your international affairs career and get the desk you deserve.


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Where IWP Graduates Work

House of Representatives

Department of Homeland Security

Central Intelligence Agency

US Department of Defense

Department of State

Career Placement Services

IWP’s robust career services and networking opportunities provide students with access to an extensive network of professionals and organizations in the international affairs arena, opening doors to exclusive internships, job opportunities, and industry events.

Learn from Intelligence, Diplomatic, and National Security Professionals

As a student at IWP, you will learn from a distinguished faculty of renowned scholars and experienced practitioners who bring their real-world insights and expertise to the classroom. Their mentorship will foster your critical thinking, analytical skills, and ethical decision-making abilities, empowering you to navigate the challenges and opportunities that arise in today’s interconnected world.

"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 International Relations Classes

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.

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. 


The Institute’s unique courses offer specialized professional education not available anywhere else.  All courses enhance your 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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Spring 2024 Application Deadline: December 1