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How to Apply

The annual deadline for applications is February 15 and decisions are typically sent out by March 15. After February 15, applications may be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

The application consists of: 

  • Graduate Arts & Sciences application (application fee waived) plus the following supplemental documents:
    • A current unofficial transcript from all institutions of higher education that you have attended
    • A 250-word summary of the proposed summer research project or planned internship
    • Current resume or CV
    • 3 letters of recommendation (if a summer research project is proposed, then one should be from the faculty member who has agreed to serve as the advisor).  Faculty recommenders should email their letters directly to publicpolicy@wm.edu.
    • A proposed class schedule for the fourth year that illustrates how the student will complete the undergraduate degree (college and major/minor requirements), and comply with the scheduling requirements of the first-year MPP curriculum. 

Students should email all application materials to publicpolicy@wm.edu or deliver a packet in hard copy to Chancellors 412 in an envelope marked "Attention: Director of Admissions".  Faculty recommenders should email their letters directly to publicpolicy@wm.edu.