The Woodrow Wilson School is a major center of education and scholarship in public and international affairs. We prepare our students for careers in public service, particularly government service. The School’s distinctive educational approach emphasizes the marriage of well-honed analytic skills with deep substantive knowledge of the world’s most important policy issues.
Our students are a diverse group of undergraduates and graduates representing different backgrounds and life experiences, yet each enters the School with a demonstrated commitment to public service, and seeks to be an agent of positive change.
The Woodrow Wilson School’s undergraduate program offers a multidisciplinary major in public and international affairs, and the graduate program features a two-year Master in Public Affairs degree (M.P.A.), a one-year Master in Public Policy (M.P.P.) degree for mid-career professionals, and the Ph.D.
Our faculty and fellows conduct world-class research and produce knowledge on which sound public policy is based; this research also serves to inspire and inform their teaching. In addition, the School’s more than 20 research centers and programs examine the most critical issues in public and international affairs, from international security to global public health, from economics to demography, from globalization studies to education policy.
Woodrow Wilson School alumni are leaders in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors in the U.S. and abroad, where they bring the knowledge and skills they acquired at the School to bear on the policy problems they face in their important work each day. Complementing the undergraduate and graduate curricula, the School’s career services staff work hand-in-hand with students to identify the best public service opportunities for our graduates.
I hope you enjoy your virtual tour of the Woodrow Wilson School and I encourage you to learn more about the School and its research via this site, and also to connect with us through our social networking sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and iTunes. I also encourage you to check out the Woodrow Wilson School’s events calendar online, which features public affairs and events programs that are often open to the public.