Message from the Dean

“Princeton in the Nation's Service and the Service of Humanity” —  this phrase captures the essence of the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.

Old School BuildingWhat began in 1930 as a small interdisciplinary undergraduate program has become a major center of research and education, providing training to undergraduate, masters and doctoral students. At every level, our work is informed by our commitment to a multidisciplinary approach to policy issues, a global perspective and an emphasis on top-quality research and teaching.

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The School's faculty reflects the complexity of today’s policy issues; it currently includes scientists, engineers, psychologists and legal scholars — in addition to economists, historians, political scientists and sociologists. Practitioners are an important part of the School, bringing real-world policy experience to the classroom. And our students and alumni are committed to service in all parts of the world.

We make an effort to ensure that we are providing a welcoming environment in which all members feel respected, included and supported by our community. Diversity is a key focus of graduate admissions, faculty and staff hiring, curricular offerings, student support services and public affairs programming.

As reflected throughout this website, the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs is an exciting place to teach, to learn and to practice.

Please connect with us — virtually through our social networking sites or in person at our many events.

I look forward to our paths crossing.

Cecilia Elena Rouse, Dean