Why WWS?

Diversity and Inclusion: We strive to provide a welcoming environment in which all members feel respected, included and supported by our community. To achieve this, each year we aim to create a truly diverse class, defined broadly. At the same time, diversity and inclusion is an important goal when we hire staff, develop curriculum, design student support services and plan public affairs programming.

Financial Aid: Our financial aid policies are designed to minimize loan indebtedness. We offer both need- and merit-based scholarships for tuition and living expenses. More than 90% of students receive financial aid.

Access to Policy Leaders: Wilson School students engage with policy practitioners, researchers, analysts and advocates for public policy who are invited to present lectures, join panels and participate in seminars and conferences during each academic year.

Career Services: The School's Office of Graduate Career Services provides individualized career counseling and internship placement assistance to all graduate students and alumni seeking public service employment.

Dates & Deadlines: 

Application Deadline: Dec. 1, 11:59 p.m. EST
Admissions Decisions: On or around March 15
Admitted Students Hosting Weekend: April 6-8
Admitted Student Decision Deadline: April 15
MPP Summer Program begins: July 18, 2019 (tentative)
Math Camp begins: Aug. 15, 2019 (tentative)

How to Apply:  

Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Doctor in Philosophy in Public Affairs (Ph.D.)


Most application-related answers can be found in our FAQs.