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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

Exclusive IWP Benefits for Villanova Students and Alumni: Unleash Your Potential in Intelligence, Diplomacy, and National Security

As a Villanova University student, you embody the pursuit of knowledge, dedication to excellence, and commitment to making a difference. The Institute of World Politics (IWP) shares these values, and we’re excited to help you take your education and career to new heights in intelligence, diplomacy, and national security.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: May 15

Understanding Built on Shared Values and Excellence

Our Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Villanova University signifies a powerful collaboration between two prestigious institutions. With our shared commitment to developing future leaders, IWP offers Villanova students and alumni the opportunity to thrive in critically important fields of study and practice. Dr. Colleen Sheehan, director of The Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova, expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, “We need some of our best graduates to pursue these critically important fields of study and practice.”

Unmatched Benefits for Villanova Students and Alumni

As part of our partnership, Villanova students and alumni enjoy exclusive benefits that accelerate career success via IWP’s academic programs:

$2,200 Guaranteed Scholarship: Receive a guaranteed scholarship per semester for IWP’s in-person academic programs, subject to acceptance within IWP admissions guidelines.

Tuition Reduction: Benefit from a reduced tuition rate of $500 per credit hour for IWP’s distance programs, a significant reduction from the standard $650 rate.

Early Admission: Apply on or after April 30th of your Junior/3rd year for a seamless transition to IWP after your Villanova graduation.

Alumni Opportunities: Villanova alumni are also eligible for these benefits, making it an ideal time to pursue your passion for global, international, and security studies.

Master the Art of Statecraft with World-Class Education

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.

Tim Stebbins, Vice President of Graduate Recruitment at IWP, emphasized the importance of the partnership: “IWP’s central mission of educating the next generation of leadership in intelligence, diplomacy, and national security is greatly strengthened by this endeavor, as is our mutual commitment to American values and their defense.”

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.


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.

Ready to take your seat?

Take the next step in your career journey and propel your career to new heights.
Discover how The Institute of World Politics can help you make a global impact.

Fall 2024 Application Deadline: May 15