Q&A with Dean Cecilia Rouse about the new Woodrow Wilson installation

Oct 7, 2019
If you look closely at the picture, that’s our Dean behind the podium, Cecilia Elena Rouse, kicking off the official dedication ceremony for Double Sights, an installation about the complex legacy of Woodrow Wilson, our namesake. The installation about Wilson’s complex legacy is one facet that emerged from the Wilson Legacy Review Committee, which looked at whether (and what) changes should be made in how the University recognized Wilson’s...

Thrive: Empowering and Celebrating Princeton's Black Alumni

Oct 5, 2019
We’re in the midst of THRIVE 2019 on Princeton’s campus. It is wonderful to see so many Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs alumni back on campus. We always love to connect with you—here in Princeton and on the road. Thrive: Empowering and Celebrating Princeton’s Black Alumni, runs from October 3 - 5, 2019. The conference follows up on three previous black alumni conferences: 2006: Coming Back and Looking Forward Conference...

Woodrow Wilson School Application is Live – 2019!

Sep 9, 2019
Our admissions application for Fall 2020 entry is now live. Please note our application deadline: December 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. Between now and our December 1 deadline, we hope you will take the time to learn more about what makes our community incredibly special, and if it resonates with you, we hope you will apply. To get started, please check out our updated viewbook. We are proud of the work that our community does – here on...

Labor Day Reflections at the Woo!

Aug 30, 2019
As we wind down our summer programming and gear up for the academic year ahead, please allow each of us in the Graduate Admissions Office to thank you for your interest in our School. We appreciate all those who regularly read this blog, and the many who apply to our three graduate degree programs. Your commitment to public service, and to improving your respective communities is admirable and inspiring. In reading the History of Labor Day...

Recent graduates - favorite class at the WWS - 2019

Aug 28, 2019
The final post in this three-part series. See part one here. Part two is here. Thanks again to Alex (Massachusetts), Fran (Chile), Harrison (Canada), Henri (New York), and Taylor (Michigan) for their contributes to this blog series, and to our community while MPA students. What was your favorite class at the WWS and why? This is a hard question. I liked Making Government Work in Hard Places with Professor Jennifer Widner a lot - it is an applied...

Recent graduates – favorite memory from outside of class – 2019

Aug 27, 2019
Second in a three part Q&A series, please read on for some favorite memories from the MPA class of 2019. What is a favorite memory from outside of class? There were a lot of gatherings, parties, and trips during the past two years. One memory that comes to mind is the service auction dinners. The WWS Service Auction is an event organized by the MPAs to raise money for a local charity. A typical auction item is a student-cooked meal. I had a...

Recent graduates - advice to students - 2019

Aug 26, 2019
Our new cohorts of students have arrived! We are in the thick of the MPP Summer Program and the MPA/ PhD Math Camp. We just held our family barbeque, and the humidity in central Jersey seems to be tapering off… As we gear up for our next round of application review, with an anticipated application launch date of September 9, we asked a few of our recent MPA graduates to reflect on their time at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and...

Health and Health Policy at the Woo

Aug 23, 2019
This is our final post on the optional certificates available to Master’s degree students at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (WWS). The three optional certificates we offer are:Certificate in Health and Health Policy (HHP)—the topic of this blogCertificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy (STEP) or hereCertificate in Urban Policy (UP) We offer these three optional certificates so that interested...

Math Camp Kick-off 2019

Aug 20, 2019
The MPA and PhD students have arrived, joining our mid-career MPP students who have been here for a few weeks. We held our welcome lunch yesterday, in Friend Center, one of our temporary digs, while Robertson Hall is reimagined and renovated. Robertson Hall is home to the Woodrow Wilson School. It was built in 1965, with a gift from Charles Robertson ’26, and Marie Robertson, and was designed by renowned architect Minoru Yamasaki, who many know...