If you are thinking about pursuing a master’s degree starting in fall 2025, and you are interested in academic funding and a career as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent in the Foreign Service, join us for one of our 30-minute virtual info sessions on the William D. Clarke, Sr. Diplomatic Security (Clarke DS) Fellowship.

This unique two-year graduate fellowship program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, provides up to $42,000 annually in academic funding for a two-year master’s degree program, two summer practicums with stipends, professional development and mentorship. Upon successful completion of the fellowship program and the Foreign Service requirements, Clarke DS Fellows receive an appointment in the Foreign Service as a Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Special Agent. DSS Special Agents are sworn federal law enforcement officers.

The application for the 2025 cohort of the Clarke DS Fellowship is open February 12, 2024 through April 29, 2024.

Through the Clarke DS Fellowship, you will embark on a career path that will take you around the world, providing protection to U.S. personnel, facilities, and information, while supporting diplomacy.

Register today for a virtual info session that fits your schedule. You’ll hear an overview of the benefits, eligibility requirements, and timeline.  Plus, you’ll have time to ask questions in a live Q&A.