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Ignite Your Global Career at IWP

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

Unleash Your Potential in Intelligence, Diplomacy, and National Security

Attention Utah Valley University (UVU) students and alumni! Are you eager to embark on a rewarding career in intelligence, national security, or diplomacy? The Institute of World Politics (IWP) is your global gateway to success in these exciting fields. Join our ranks to make a lasting impact on the world stage!

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15

Exclusive Benefits for Utah Valley University Students and Alumni

We are proud to offer Utah Valley University 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 UVU alumni

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

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Unlock Unparalleled Opportunities in Intelligence, National Security, and Diplomacy

At IWP, you will gain an in-depth understanding of statecraft and its various dimensions, with a focus on intelligence, national security, and diplomacy. Our curriculum is designed to provide you with the tools to become a leader in these vital fields, ensuring that you are prepared for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

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

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.

Launch Your Global Career: Join the Ranks of IWP Alumni

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 Government 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.


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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.

Your desk is waiting.

Ready to take your seat?

Utah Valley University students and alumni, the world needs your unique perspective and skills. By choosing IWP, you can leverage your distinctive 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 intelligence, national security, and diplomacy!

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: June 15