Check Out Our #WooWho Series on Instagram!

Mar 16, 2018
Want to learn more about the students, faculty and staff at the Woodrow Wilson School? Check us out on Instagram to read #WooWho profiles in which individuals talk about their commitment to service and what it is like to study, teach and work here. The latest post features Stefanie Mavronis MPA '18, a native of Baltimore. Are you already at the Woo and want to be featured? Email us at extaff@princeton.edu!

Catch Up with Politics & Polls! New Episode: Immigration, Refugees and the State of Journalism in 2018

Feb 22, 2018
Today, the nation faces a series of major policy challenges revolving around immigrants and refugees. In this episode, Julian Zelizer talks to NPR veteran Deborah Amos about how President Donald Trump has used executive power to move the country rightward on these issues and what the impact has been on local communities. Amos also talks about the state of journalism in 2018 and its future. Link: http://bit.ly/PoliticsPolls79 Other recent...

Catch Up with Politics & Polls! New Episode: The Republic for Which It Stands

Jan 30, 2018
Published by: Public Affairs
*/ Intense partisanship. Rampant wealth and inequality. Racial divisions. While they sound like the issues of today, they were also prevalent during the Gilded Age, an important time in American history. It was during these years — between 1865 and 1896 — that many of the foundations of modern society were set into place. In this episode, Professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss this era and how it compares to today with award-winning...
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Politics & Polls #70: Alabama’s Senate Race

Dec 14, 2017
Published by: B. Rose Kelly
Democrat Doug Jones won a pivotal Alabama Senate seat Dec. 12, a victory carrying with it significant national consequences. Jones, a former U.S. attorney, defeated Republican Roy S. Moore, a former chief justice who’s been ensnarled in claims of sexual harassment. Professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang discuss the race results in this episode of Politics & Polls. Link: http://bit.ly/PoliticsPolls70 */

2018 Application Countdown, Part 6 - Coming Back to School? Here’s What You Need to Know

Dec 14, 2017
Perhaps you are thinking about coming back to school after working full-time for a number of years. Maybe you’ve been in the for-profit sector and want to pivot to the public sector. Or maybe you are already in the public sector and want to hone your skills. Whatever the case, you may be wondering whether returning to school is the right move, and if so, whether the Woodrow Wilson School is the right place for you. I was in your shoes when I...

2018 Application Wrap-up

Dec 14, 2017
As you put the final touches on your applications to the MPA, MPP and Ph.D. programs, be sure to review the application tips recently posted to the admissions blog. For your reference, the links are posted below.   Getting In Policy Memo Writing Tips What Counts as Relevant Work Experience? 2018 Application Countdown, Part 1 - Letters of Recommendation 2018 Application Countdown, Part 2 - Personal Statement 2018 Application Countdown, Part 3 -...

2018 Application Countdown, Part 5 - Résumé & Diversity

Dec 13, 2017
The Ingredients of a Strong Résumé Use a two page annotated format.  Begin with paid Professional Work Experience. Provide date, job title and employer. Under each one, provide a brief paragraph of your key assignments and important accomplishments. Some bullet points are fine, but be judicious; substance is more important than format. Include a separate section on Leadership and Public Service. Include examples of leadership in college,...

What Counts as Relevant Work Experience?

Dec 13, 2017
Our Master’s degree students come from a wide range of professional backgrounds, primarily in the public and non-profit sectors. Post-graduate work experience can be obtained over time, beginning with summer employment, internship experience, volunteer experience, and professional experience after graduating from college.  While you are in college, be sure to seek out your institution’s career services office for internship opportunities during...

Policy Memo Writing Tips:

Dec 8, 2017
Applicants often ask us to provide some guidance in writing a policy memo.  Steve Frakt, WWS writing advisor, has been advising WWS undergraduate and graduate students for the past 17 years.  Steve meets with students one-on-one during his office hours to advise them on their various writing assignments.  Graduate students in our Masters in Public Affairs program are required to take a core course entitled "The Politics of Public Policy" in...

2018 Application Countdown, Part 4 – Evaluation of Transcripts & GRE Scores

Dec 8, 2017
The Evaluation of Transcripts & GRE Scores The beauty of the admission process to schools of public and international affairs is that the applicant pool is relatively small in comparison to other professional graduate schools of law, business, engineering and medicine. We do not use a matrix or formula for GPAs and GRE scores because the content behind those points of data is what we value most. We focus mostly on your performance in courses...
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