Welcome to the Woo!

Mar 17, 2014
Published by: WWS Admissions
Welcome! We would like to welcome our newly admitted MPA, MPP and Ph.D. students! We look forward to meeting you all at our hosting program on April 6, 2014. Here's what you should expect: You will receive an email from our Student Hosting Committee shortly that will include the agenda and details on how to register for our hosting program. Within the next 24 hours, you will gain access to your electronic offer of admission and contract from the...

Leading the Way

Mar 10, 2014
When I started the Master in Public Affairs (MPA) program at the Woodrow Wilson School, I had no intention of getting involved in WWS’ student government, called the Woodrow Wilson Action Committee (WWAC). I had not done anything like that as an undergrad and I figured plenty of my classmates would be far more politically inclined than I am. I am not a terribly competitive person, so the idea of running for office—albeit for our school’s rather...

When Graduate Students Become the Teachers

Feb 28, 2014
Published by: Eric Wilkens
Second-year Masters in Public Affairs (MPA) and Masters in Public Policy students shared with peers and Woodrow Wilson School administrators the findings of their Policy Workshops during a Policy Workshop Symposium on Feb. 6, 2014.  The purpose of the symposium was for students to share their experiences and research and to offer tips to first-year MPA students on how to plan and execute their own Policy Workshops in Fall 2014. The information...

Change is in the Air

Feb 24, 2014
Published by: Melissa Lyles
For the past nine years at the Woodrow Wilson School, I have participated on the admissions committee, read and evaluated applications for admission to our Junior Summer Institute program and served on the selection committee for the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Programs, a collaborative effort between the United States Department of State and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. This is my first official season...