Internships: Worldwide Woos*

Sep 20, 2018
September is a homecoming of sorts as our second-year MPAs return for the fall term. Each one was engaged in a summer internship, a signature requirement of the MPA program. In between year one and year two, our MPA students take on an internship related to their interests. Our Office of Graduate Career Services (OGCS) works closely with students throughout their first year to assess their interests, polish up their resumes, help prepare for...

WWS Graduate Application is Live!

Sep 12, 2018
At the Wilson School, orientation for our newest Woos is complete and fall classes have begun. As the season turns to fall, our graduate admissions office is already recruiting the next great class of public servants. Our 2018-2019 viewbook is hot off the presses, and our admission application for Fall 2019 entry is now live. Note, the application deadline this year is December 1, 11:59pm Eastern time. We hope you’ll take the time to learn more...

Celebration - part 2!

Aug 26, 2018
Published by: Steven Petric MPP '17
Our summer programming is well under way for our incoming MPA, MPP and PhD students. Last week we celebrated their arrival with our annual welcome picnic for all incoming students as well as spouses, partners and families. BBQ food and fun was on offer! Many thanks to Sonya Smith for the picture. If you are a prospective student interested in any of our graduate degrees, and see yourself in one of our cohorts (and at the welcome BBQ next year...


Aug 21, 2018
Published by: Steven Petric MPP '17
As Eid al-Adha celebrations approach, for those of you who observe, please enjoy the time with your family and loved ones. All the very best, and Eid Mubarak! Here at the Woodrow Wilson School, we like to celebrate. We celebrate things large and small, from finishing the qualifying exams at the end of the year to raising money via the student service auction for local organizations serving our greater community. Some students celebrate their...

International Woo

Jul 27, 2018
Published by: Steven Petric MPP '17
The Woodrow Wilson School has a good mix of domestic and international students in residence during any given year. We welcome students from all backgrounds; each unique perspective adds to the learning dynamic within our cohorts! We are often asked by international students about life in New Jersey. Does Princeton have a community in which I would feel welcome? How many students from other countries do you have in your programs? Am I a...

Building community for first-generation and low-income graduate students

Jul 24, 2018
Published by: Steven Petric MPP '17
This video was put together by and features Woodrow Wilson School students from the 2018 and 2019 MPA cohorts. These brave and courageous students have helped to advance a school-wide conversation around diversity and inclusion broadly and first-generation and low-income students at the WWS specifically. This conversation led to the formation of a student organization – first. – as a forum for first-generation and low-income students to find...

The Woodrow Wilson School Invests in its Students

Jul 20, 2018
Published by: Steven Petric MPP '17
The Graduate Admissions Office participated in New York City and Washington, D.C. events on Wednesday and Thursday. Thank you to all who came out; we enjoyed meeting you! Additional many thanks to MPA graduates Liv Dowling and Evan LeFlore for speaking on the alumni panels about their work at the Pentagon and the Federal Reserve Bank, respectively. Liv focuses her work on international relations in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for...

Fall 2018 application sneak peek

Jul 10, 2018
Published by: Steven Petric MPP '17
Greetings from hot and humid central New Jersey. For those wishing to get a jump start on their fall 2018 application to the WWS, I am pleased to write with an update. Beyond the other application requirements, we want to get to know our applicants on a more personal and individual basis. As such, we will ask all applicants to our three graduate degree programs - MPA, MPP, PhD - to answer the following *new* question in approximately 200 to 300...

Service through leadership

Jul 3, 2018
Published by: Steven Petric MPP '17
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 backgrounds. Our students are the center of our school; their different policy interests help to make us great on campus, and contribute toward making the world great upon graduation. One group we are proud to welcome each fall is our active duty and military veterans. Beyond our work to facilitate civil-...

WWS Summer Admissions Travel 2018 - Part 3

Jun 29, 2018
Published by: Steven Petric MPP '17
We were thrilled to participate in the second Summerfest 2018 event this week in Washington, D.C. The event was hosted by Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service. Thanks to all who came to the event - we enjoyed meeting you! Sheree Oluwafemi, MPA class of 2017 and current Presidential Management Fellow, represented the Woodrow Wilson School (WWS) on the alumni panel. Sheree did a superb job answering questions like: What advice would you give to...