Why WWS?

Diversity and Inclusion: We strive to provide a welcoming environment in which all members feel respected, included, and supported by our community. To achieve this, each year we aim to create a truly diverse class, defined broadly. At the same time, diversity and inclusion is an important goal when we hire staff, develop curriculum, design student support services and plan public affairs programming.

Financial Aid: Our financial aid packages allow students to pursue their passions in public service upon graduation without being encumbered by debt. All Wilson School graduate students receive 100% of tuition. In addition, we offer a generous need-based stipend for living expenses. Tuition and the stipend will be covered by the Woodrow Wilson School in combination with any outside fellowships and institutional sponsorships.

Access to Policy Leaders: Wilson School students engage with policy practitioners, researchers, analysts, and advocates for public policy who are invited to present lectures, join panels, and participate in seminars and conferences during each academic year.

Career Services: The School's Office of Graduate Career Services provides individualized career counseling and internship placement assistance to all graduate students and alumni seeking public service employment.

Dates and Deadlines: 

Application Deadline: December 1, 2019, 11:59 p.m. EST
Admissions Decisions: On or around March 15, 2020
Admitted Students Hosting Weekend: Virtual Programming
Admitted Student Decision Deadline: April 15, 2020
MPP Summer Program Begins: July 16, 2020
Math Camp Begins: August 10, 2020

How to Apply:  

Master of Public Affairs (MPA)
Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Doctor in Philosophy in Public Affairs (Ph.D.)


Most application-related answers can be found in our FAQs.