A Tradition of Commitment to Public Service
Our graduate programs offer extraordinary preparation for public service careers in domestic and international affairs. Whether you have a passion for human rights, immigration issues, health policy, development economics, foreign policy or numerous other issues, you will be engaged in a vibrant community of world-renowned scholars, practitioners, and students. Our curriculum provides a rigorous education for those with a practical desire to make the world a better place. Our graduate students are an energetic, cross-disciplinary, international community of leaders.
The School's mission is to increase the leadership capacity of both the public and non-profit sectors. Each year over 85% of the graduating class finds employment in careers in public service. Our financial aid policies are designed to minimize loan indebtedness. We offer both need and merit based scholarships for tuition and living expenses. Over 90% of the students received financial aid.
"Admission is based on a variety of factors and the weight given to each one varies according to the strengths of each individual applicant. An assessment of previous academic performance and letters of recommendation are used to determine readiness for the School's curriculum. Your resume, personal statement, professional experience, and volunteer interests must demonstrate an active engagement with policy issues and a strong commitment to public service."
— John Templeton, Assistant Dean for Graduate Admissions