Reunions 2019 - Woodrow Wilson School Reception

May 31, 2019
Reunions are a big deal at Princeton. And it’s always fun to see each graduating class experience them for the first time. For those of us lucky to be affiliated with the Woodrow Wilson School over a longer time horizon, we’re delighted to welcome so many graduate alumni back to campus each year for the WWS reception, which ran from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today. With welcome remarks from the Dean, and a lot of school spirit – and orange! – it’s...

Reunions 2019

May 31, 2019
As per the alumni website, reunions attracts almost 25,000 alumni, family and friends for walks, talks, community service projects, Alumni-Faculty Forums, picnics, parties, concerts, dancing, meeting old friends, making new ones and, of course, marching in the One and Only P-rade! Here at the Woodrow Wilson School, we kicked off the 2019 reunion weekend by hosting a dinner and reception celebrating our graduates from 1994 (25 years) and 1969 (50...

Can I get some feedback?

May 16, 2019
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...

Decisions will be on their way shortly

Mar 5, 2019
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...

Reading season begins...

Dec 5, 2018
Many thanks to all who have submitted applications to our three graduate degree programs! Your expressions of interest in our School are awesome, and we are excited to meet you. We remain grateful for the high interest in our programs, in our community, and in all on offer here at the Woodrow Wilson School. We know our deadline falls early, and we know the wait to decision day on or around March 15, 2019 can feel brutally far away. In the...

Application Pro Tip - Last-minute Resources

Nov 29, 2018
It’s that time of year. The clock is ticking ever closer to our application deadline of 11:59pm Eastern time on December 1. Email and phone inquiries are coming in at a frenzied pace, and someone keeps humming the tune of “The Final Countdown.” You are putting your final touches on your application, and we are gearing up for what we call reading season. We realize applying to graduate school can be stressful. To help ease any last-minute anxiety...

Diversity is Our Foundation

Nov 28, 2018
“We believe that only by including people with a broad range of experiences and perspectives are we able to realize our potential — to expand our capacity for teaching and learning, to increase opportunities for innovative research, and to equip students for lives of service and leadership in an increasingly pluralistic society. Thus, the goals of excellence and diversity are inextricably linked.”  - Report of the Trustee Ad Hoc Committee on...

Funding your degree - Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Nov 26, 2018
Princeton and the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) are renowned for supporting their students in pursuit of higher education and in being leaders committed to service. We do this in the classroom as well as with funding. We invest in you so that you, in turn, will be able to invest in others and fully embrace Princeton’s informal motto, “In the Nation’s Service and the Service of Humanity.” What does this actually mean? Simply put, we fully fund our...

Application Pro Tip - Supplemental Essay

Nov 25, 2018
“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...

Buy a Cup of Joe at Starbucks on Sunday and Support U.S. Military Families

Nov 11, 2018
This Veterans Day Blue Star Families, founded by MPA alumna Kathy Roth-Douquet ‘91, will receive a 15-cent donation for every brewed cup of coffee sold at company-owned Starbucks stores on Sunday, November 11.   Image credits to Blue Star Families website