Admission to the Woodrow Wilson School is based on a variety of factors; the weight given to each factor varies according to the strengths of each individual applicant.

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. 15, 11:59 p.m. EST
Admissions Decisions: On or around March 15
Admitted Students Hosting Weekend: April 7-9, 2018
Admitted Student Decision Deadline: April 15
MPP Summer Program begins: July 20, 2017
Math Camp begins: Aug. 21, 2017

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.