Princeton University

www.wws.princeton.edu

Overview

"The Woodrow Wilson School is an institution with the energy and strength to tackle the most serious issues of the present day, and the vision and experience to prepare the leaders who will shape the public policies of the future."

APSIA Membership: Full APSIA Member School

Addresses

General

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Princeton University
121 Robertson Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544-1013

  • (609) 258-4800
  • (609) 258-1418
  • email

Admissions

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Assistant Dean of Graduate Admissions
Princeton University
Robertson Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544-1013

  • (609) 258-4836
  • (609) 258-2095
  • email

Career Services

Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
Director of Graduate Career Services
Princeton University
Robertson Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544-1013

  • (609) 258-4813
  • (609) 258-2095
  • email

Degree Requirements

Master in Public Affairs (MPA) - 2 years

  • 16 courses (or 12 courses for those in joint-degree programs)
  • Core curriculum
  • A graduate policy workshop
  • Internship
  • M.P.A. Qualifying Examination

Master in Public Policy (M.P.P) - 1 year

  • Complete eight courses
  • Intensive six-week week summer program in economics, statistics, and policy analysis

Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs (Ph.D.) - 4 years, residential

  • 10-12 required courses, 85 average, reading proficiency in at least one foreign language,an original research paper of publishable quality before general exams, 2 or 3 written general exams,one post-generals teaching assignment, a dissertation, a final public oral examination

Fields of Specialization

  • 4 Fields of Concentration: International Relations; Development Studies; Domestic Policy; and Economics and Public Policy

  • 5 Certificate programs: Demography (from Princeton's Office of Population Research); Health and Health Policy (in conjunction with the Center for Health & Wellbeing); Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy; Urban Policy and Urban Police and Planning

    Joint Degrees

  • J.D. with N.Y.U., Columbia and Stanford law schools; others on an individual case-by-case basis

  • M.B.A. with certain schools on an individual case-by-case basis

  • S.T.E.P. - students may also earn a certificate in Science, Technology and Environmental Policy

  • Students may also earn a Certificate in Demography from Princeton's Office of Population Research

    Core Courses

  • Core Curriculum: Microeconomics Analysis (basic or advanced); Macroeconomics Analysis (basic or advanced); Quantitative Analysis (basic or advanced); The Politics of Public Policy;; Psychology for Policy Analysis and Implementation; and a Graduate Policy Workshop

  • Politics and Economics gateway courses in one of four possible fields of concentration
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