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Message from Dean Cecilia Rouse
Welcome to the Woodrow Wilson School.
At the crossroads of scholarship and governance, the School is a major center of education and research in public and international affairs. Our mission is to prepare students for careers in public service, training them to apply well-honed analytic skills and substantive knowledge to 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. 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.
Guiding them is an impressive faculty whose research produces knowledge on which sound public policy is based. In addition, the School’s research centers and programs examine a wide range of critical issues in public and international affairs — from international security to global health, from economics to demography, from the environment to education policy. Complementing the undergraduate and graduate course of study, the School’s career services staff work hand-in-hand with students to identify the best public service employment opportunities.
Once they graduate, Woodrow Wilson School alumni go on to become leaders in public, nonprofit, and private sectors around the globe, where they bring the knowledge and skills they acquired at the School to bear on the policy problems of the world.
I hope you enjoy your virtual tour of the Woodrow Wilson School. You can also connect through our social networking sites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Check out the Woodrow Wilson School’s events calendar, which features public affairs programs that are often open to the public and available in webcast format. And please sign up for our “Weeks Ahead” e-newsletter to be informed about our many offerings.
We hope that as you learn more about us, you will agree that the Woodrow Wilson School exemplifies Princeton’s motto “in the nation’s service and in the service of all nations.” Thank you for your interest in our School.
Cecilia Rouse Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs