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Nov 28, 2019
Graduate Admissions Office
The clock is ticking towards our application deadline of 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 1st. Given the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, our office will be closed in the immediate run-up to the application deadline. To all who have expressed interest in our community, and those who have chosen to apply: thank you. Email and phone inquiries are coming in at an ever-increasing pace, and we are working diligently to respond to them....
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Oct 26, 2019
Graduate Admissions Office
We have enjoyed meeting so many of you—on the road, on campus and virtually. It is great to have the chance to chat and respond to your individual questions. Thank you for your curiosity and for your interest in the Woodrow Wilson School. In this blog, we seek to bring some of the broad themes together, grouped around some of the most common questions we are asked. Whether you are interested in the Master in Public Affairs, the Master in Public...
Aug 28, 2019
Graduate Admissions Office
The final post in this three-part series. See part one here. Part two is here. Thanks again to Alex (Massachusetts), Fran (Chile), Harrison (Canada), Henri (New York), and Taylor (Michigan) for their contributes to this blog series, and to our community while MPA students. What was your favorite class at the WWS and why? This is a hard question. I liked Making Government Work in Hard Places with Professor Jennifer Widner a lot - it is an applied...
Aug 27, 2019
Graduate Admissions Office
Second in a three part Q&A series, please read on for some favorite memories from the MPA class of 2019. What is a favorite memory from outside of class? There were a lot of gatherings, parties, and trips during the past two years. One memory that comes to mind is the service auction dinners. The WWS Service Auction is an event organized by the MPAs to raise money for a local charity. A typical auction item is a student-cooked meal. I had a...
Aug 26, 2019
Graduate Admissions Office
Our new cohorts of students have arrived! We are in the thick of the MPP Summer Program and the MPA/ PhD Math Camp. We just held our family barbeque, and the humidity in central Jersey seems to be tapering off… As we gear up for our next round of application review, with an anticipated application launch date of September 9, we asked a few of our recent MPA graduates to reflect on their time at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and...
May 16, 2019
Graduate Admissions Office
Hi from a warming Central New Jersey. We just wrapped our latest round of admissions, having turned to the waitlist for a very small number of candidates this year. I love my job because of all the amazing people that comprise the broader WWS community. (Not to mention, our students are second to none!) But it is also incredibly hard at times, not least because there are so many deserving, well-qualified and accomplished applicants for whom we...
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Mar 5, 2019
Graduate Admissions Office
We know the wait from our December 1, 2018 application deadline to our March 15, 2019 admission decision release date is very long. Thank you for your patience. In the interim, we will not be able to provide additional information via phone or email; please sit tight for just a bit longer. Your admission decision will come via email from The Graduate School on or around March 15. Depending on the file, there may be up to 10 different individuals...
Nov 25, 2018
Graduate Admissions Office
“We all come from somewhere and it shapes us - both in who we become and what we value. Tell us your story and what shaped you.” At the Woodrow Wilson School, we take community very seriously. With such small cohorts – about 70 MPAs and 20 MPPs and 6-8 PhDs per year – people don’t get lost in the crowd here. Rather, we come to know each other quite well – much deeper than simple pleasantries and passings in the hallways. Whether it’s salsa...
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Nov 9, 2018
Graduate Admissions Office
Applicants ask us all the time to give guidance on our request for a policy memo as a part of the application. This blog serves to do just that. In short, take it one step at a time. Yes, we read them. Yes, we look to see if they’re logical. Yes, we notice spelling and grammar mistakes. Yes, we can tell when the memo is a recycled term paper. Yes, we know when they’re too long. Yes, it’s obvious when something is copy-pasted from somewhere else...
Nov 1, 2018
Graduate Admissions Office
T-minus one month until our Fall 2018 application deadline: December 1, 2018. We have enjoyed meeting many of you on the road, and have likewise delighted in engagement with interested applicants through our online platforms and calls to our admissions team. Thank you for your interest in our degree programs.  The Woodrow Wilson School strives to be a diverse and inclusive community. We admit students from all walks of life and from a variety of...
Oct 29, 2018
Graduate Admissions Office
Final reminder to all college juniors—our 2019 Public Policy and International Affairs Junior Summer Institute has a November 1, 2018 deadline. Please make sure to get your application in on time. Additional information on where to find the application as well as some reflections from four 2018 participants can be found in the article below by Sarah Binder, Office of Public Affairs and Communications, which ran earlier in October. ** Thirty-one...
Jun 26, 2018
Steven Petric MPP '17
Greetings from Princeton. Each year, the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) plays host to countless speakers, conferences and events. And while our summer programming is - by comparison - slower, we still work hard to keep educating the next generation of policy leaders. One of our flagship programs, the Junior Summer Institute (JSI), has just welcomed its 32nd cohort to campus. Since 1985, save one year, the WWS has hosted a JSI as part of its proud...