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IWP and the State Department

“IWP is honored to partner with the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources who together lead the Bureau of Human Resources responsible for the recruitment, assignment, and career development processes to build an engaged and effective workforce.”
-Captain Chris Glass Sr., USN (ret), IWP Senior Vice President

Located in Washington, D.C., The Institute of World Politics is a graduate school of intelligence studies, national security, and international affairs.

In 2019-20, IWP has launched a fellowship program in partnership with the United States Department of State, as well as a scholarship program for State Department employees.

IWP Senior State Department Fellowship

The IWP Senior State Department Fellowship provides two Executive Master’s Degree candidates with a yearlong opportunity for professional growth focused on developing and instilling the management skills and breadth of technical knowledge that is important for advancement into the senior ranks. The Fellowship directly serves the Bureau of Human Resources which strives to recruit, retain, and sustain a diverse, talented, and inclusive workforce that is prepared to advance U.S. national security interests and American values in every corner of the world.

Fellows will be immersed in a comprehensive study of the theory and practice of national security policy, process, and implementation. Significant attention is focused toward vital current policy issues, as well as understanding foreign cultures and the practices of foreign powers.

Scholarships for State Department Employees

IWP will provide U.S. Department of State employees reduced tuition opportunities for all five in-person M.A. programs.

Benefits for Civil and Foreign Service employees:

  • Department of State scholarship of up to 25% per semester for in-person M.A. students, if accepted within IWP admissions guidelines.
  • This applies to both full time and part-time students.
  • This does not preclude you from additional merit-based scholarships.
  • Tuition reduction from $650 to $500 per credit hour if enrolled in IWP’s distance programs.

For more information, please contact Tim Stebbins at

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