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MPP Summer Program—August 2019

Aug 7, 2019
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Graduate Admissions Office

How many current Master in Public Policy (MPP) students can you spot amongst Seward Johnson’s Were You Invited?—which was inspired by French Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s The Luncheon of the Boating Party. This sculpture resides at the Grounds for Sculpture, where our MPP students recently enjoyed an outing and happy hour after their second week of programming.

Just like the painting that inspired this sculpture—which captures the welcoming nature of the restaurant, and underscores the variety of its customer base—here too, you’ll share coffee, meals and great conversation with your diverse and widely-accomplished cohort. You will also enjoy engaging with and benefit from the larger Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) community. You are all invited!

Interested in our community or our mid-career MPP? See here. Look there. Check here. Click there. Visit this. Or that.

MPP students are required to participate in a seven-week summer program that precedes the academic year. The MPP Summer Program includes coursework in economics, statistics, leadership, and policy analysis. It is designed to enhance the preparation for graduate-level coursework.

During the academic year, MPP students must successfully complete eight courses within a program of study approved by their faculty adviser and/or the faculty chair of the MPP program. To this end, the MPP program provides rigorous training in quantitative and policy analysis, preparing degree candidates to return to their careers with the intellectual breadth, organizational skills and confidence necessary to assume leadership positions in an increasingly complex public service environment.

If you have at least seven years of full-time professional work experience in the public sector and are a rising leader in this space, please consider applying for our mid-career MPP degree. You are all welcome at the WWS!

Don’t yet have seven years of work experience? No worries! Check out our Master in Public Affairs (MPA) degree.



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