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IWP Welcomes UNC Pembroke Students and Alumni

Graduate Studies in National Security Affairs

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

Unlock Your Career in Intelligence, Diplomacy, and National Security

Are you a UNC Pembroke student or alumnus eager to make a lasting impact on the world? The Institute of World Politics (IWP) is the ideal place for you to elevate your education and launch an exceptional career in national security, intelligence, or diplomacy. Embrace your unique identity and join us in shaping the future of global affairs.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15

Exclusive Benefits for UNC Pembroke Students and Alumni

We are proud to offer UNC Pembroke students and alumni outstanding benefits, including:

$2,200 guaranteed scholarship per semester for IWP’s in-person academic programs, if accepted within IWP admissions guidelines

– Additional merit-based scholarships also available

Tuition reduction from $650 to $500 per credit hour if enrolled in IWP’s online courses

– Retroactive for UNC Pembroke alumni

Early Assurance – Apply on or after April 30 of your Junior/3rd Year

The Heart of U.S. Policy and Diplomacy: Study in Washington, D.C.

Our campus is located in the vibrant city of Washington, D.C., the epicenter of U.S. policymaking and international relations. As an IWP student, you will have the opportunity to attend high-profile events, network with influential professionals, and immerse yourself in the dynamic atmosphere of our nation’s capital.

A Comprehensive and Culturally Sensitive Curriculum

At IWP, you’ll gain invaluable insights from our esteemed faculty, who have held leadership positions in organizations such as the FBI, CIA, and State Department. Our interdisciplinary curriculum, hands-on experience, and practical training will empower you to excel in the competitive fields of intelligence, diplomacy, and national security.

At IWP, we recognize and respect the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our students. Our curriculum is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of statecraft and its various dimensions, while also encouraging a culturally sensitive approach to international affairs. You will gain the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today’s complex global environment.

Empower Your Future: Launch Your Global Career

IWP graduates have secured influential positions in national security, intelligence, and diplomacy, both in the United States and around the world. By studying at IWP, you will join a network of accomplished alumni who are making a real difference in global affairs.

Launch Your Public Service 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.


of our graduates get jobs in their field of interest




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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?

UNC Pembroke students and alumni, the world needs leaders like you. By choosing IWP, you can leverage your unique identity and background to make a lasting impact on the global stage. Apply now and begin your journey towards an exciting and fulfilling career in international affairs.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15