Reading season begins...

Dec 5, 2018
Many thanks to all who have submitted applications to our three graduate degree programs! Your expressions of interest in our School are awesome, and we are excited to meet you. We remain grateful for the high interest in our programs, in our community, and in all on offer here at the Woodrow Wilson School. We know our deadline falls early, and we know the wait to decision day on or around March 15, 2019 can feel brutally far away. In the...
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Application Pro Tip - Last-minute Resources

Nov 29, 2018
It’s that time of year. The clock is ticking ever closer to our application deadline of 11:59pm Eastern time on December 1. Email and phone inquiries are coming in at a frenzied pace, and someone keeps humming the tune of “The Final Countdown.” You are putting your final touches on your application, and we are gearing up for what we call reading season. We realize applying to graduate school can be stressful. To help ease any last-minute anxiety...
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Diversity is Our Foundation

Nov 28, 2018
“We believe that only by including people with a broad range of experiences and perspectives are we able to realize our potential — to expand our capacity for teaching and learning, to increase opportunities for innovative research, and to equip students for lives of service and leadership in an increasingly pluralistic society. Thus, the goals of excellence and diversity are inextricably linked.”  - Report of the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on...

Funding your degree - Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Nov 26, 2018
Princeton and the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) are renowned for supporting their students in pursuit of higher education and in being leaders committed to service. We do this in the classroom as well as with funding. We invest in you so that you, in turn, will be able to invest in others and fully embrace Princeton’s informal motto, “In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity.” What does this actually mean? Simply put, we fully fund our...

Application Pro Tip - Supplemental Essay

Nov 25, 2018
“We all come from somewhere and it shapes us - both in who we become and what we value. Tell us your story and what shaped you.” At the Woodrow Wilson School, we take community very seriously. With such small cohorts – about 70 MPAs and 20 MPPs and 6-8 PhDs per year – people don’t get lost in the crowd here. Rather, we come to know each other quite well – much deeper than simple pleasantries and passings in the hallways. Whether it’s salsa...
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Buy a Cup of Joe at Starbucks on Sunday and Support U.S. Military Families

Nov 11, 2018
This Veterans Day Blue Star Families, founded by MPA alumna Kathy Roth-Douquet ‘91, will receive a 15-cent donation for every brewed cup of coffee sold at company-owned Starbucks stores on Sunday, November 11.   Image credits to Blue Star Families website
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Join Us in Honoring Veterans

Nov 11, 2018
Princeton University will observe Veterans Day on Monday, November 12 with a program in the University Chapel that begins at 8:30am. All are welcome. On Tuesday, November 13, the Center for International Security Studies, one of the Woodrow Wilson School’s 19 centers and programs, will host a veterans panel “Inter-generational Perspectives on War.” The event is open to the public and begins at 4:30pm in Robertson Hall 016.  Image credit to the...
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Application Pro Tip - Policy Memo

Nov 9, 2018
Applicants ask us all the time to give guidance on our request for a policy memo as a part of the application. This blog serves to do just that. In short, take it one step at a time. Yes, we read them. Yes, we look to see if they’re logical. Yes, we notice spelling and grammar mistakes. Yes, we can tell when the memo is a recycled term paper. Yes, we know when they’re too long. Yes, it’s obvious when something is copy-pasted from somewhere else...

Application Pro Tip - Reapplication

Nov 8, 2018
We welcome reapplications to the Woodrow Wilson School. We want people in our cohorts who want to be in our cohorts, and certainly one way of demonstrating this interest in our School is to reapply. If you have applied before, and should you choose to reapply to the Woodrow Wilson School, please consider the following: - Do not send the exact same application! This is the surest way to ensure the same result. While it may be appropriate to re-...
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U.S. Election on Tuesday, November 6: VOTE!

Nov 5, 2018
For those in the United States, Tuesday is Election Day. Whatever your political affiliation, please remember to exercise your civic duty and vote. For deeper analysis of the U.S. election as well as regular reflection on the latest political hot topics, check out the Wilson School’s Politics and Polls podcast, aka the WooCast. The weekly podcast offers political insights from our very own Princeton faculty members Professor Julian Zelizer and...
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