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Graduate Application for Public Policy

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Program Overview

General Inquiries:

Phone: 757-221-2368

Mailing Address:

Public Policy Program
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Shipping Address:
William & Mary Public Policy
Chancellors Hall, Suite 412
300 James Blair Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185

William & Mary uses an online application system.

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The information below is specific to the graduate program in Public Policy.

Applicants to the Accelerated Master's Program should follow the instructions on this page.

For Fall admission: For full consideration, submitted by February 15. Applications received after February 15 will be reviewed on the basis of available space.

Spring Admission: No

Part-Time Students: No

GRE Scores

The graduate program in Public Policy at William & Mary has made the submission of GRE scores optional as additional information to support your application.  The GRE code for Public Policy is 1903. Not submitting GRE scores will not negatively impact your application.

Advice and Considerations

Applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university before enrolling in the MPP program. We prefer the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree, but will consider three-year international degrees. The only exception is undergraduate students at William & Mary who are accepted into the Accelerated Degree Program. Official transcripts from the registrar of each institution of higher education attended should be submitted following the instructions on the How to Apply page.

One year of economics is strongly recommended. We also recommend intermediate microeconomics and introductory statistics.