WWS Graduate Curriculum

The Woodrow Wilson School’s distinctive educational approach strikes a dynamic balance between theory and practice.

Our students not only develop analytical skills but also acquire substantive knowledge about the world’s most important domestic and international policy issues.

This balance is reflected in our curriculum, which varies widely in both topic and format. Lectures, seminars, and workshops are taught by renowned scholars as well as practitioners who have served in leadership positions at all levels of government and in multilateral and nonprofit organizations.

Courses reflect the multidisciplinary nature of the program.

Graduate students typically have approximately 100 classes to choose from, providing all students with a rich menu of coursework.

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You may also see an overview of courses for the 2019-2020 academic year in our Graduate Viewbook Course List. These courses are subject to change and are a snapshot of our core courses along with courses that are geared toward our four MPA/MPP fields and three certificate programs. 

The Graduate Viewbook Course List can be found here