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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
Tyler 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.


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

2021 Admissions: GRE

Due to COVID-19 and resulting challenges to taking the GRE, Graduate Arts & Sciences at William & Mary has suspended its GRE requirement for admission in 2021. W&M Public Policy will not accept GRE scores for consideration as part of an application for 2021 admission.

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 sent to our mailing address (at right). Electronic transcripts should be sent to [[wdcart, Wanda Carter]].

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