Application is now open! Apply by October 1st and SPIA will pay your application fee.

Sep 15 2021
By SPIA Graduate Admissions Office

We are excited to announce our application for Graduate Admission is now open!

If you’ve thought about joining our community, now is the time to get into action.

Whether you’re interested in our Master in Public Affairs, Master in Public Policy, or Doctor of Philosophy in Public Affairs, we encourage you to begin preparing your application and supplemental materials now.

We seek the next generation of policy makers and public leaders at SPIA. Our application deadline is December 1, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Our team is available to answer any of your questions regarding the application process, our community, fields of concentration, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and generous financial support.

You can connect with us through our upcoming Virtual Information Sessions, Fall Open Houses, email, or phone call (609-258-4836). Whatever your preferred method of engagement, we look forward to hearing from you.

One important thing to note: The Princeton School of Public and International Affairs will pay the application fee for those who apply by October 1, 2021. After submitting your application, our office will accept additional materials (such as GRE scores for MPA applicants, letters of recommendation, and academic transcripts) through the month of December. These are not required to submit your application, but your file will remain incomplete until all required documents are received.

* Be mindful that applying early will not have an impact on your admissibility or application, except that we will cover your application fee. We have one application cycle and one deadline. We will review all files starting in December. Submit your application only when you are ready.

**To those eligible for Princeton’s traditional application fee waivers, these are still available to you if you submit your application by the December 1st deadline. You can find more information about our application fee waiver program and the list of eligibility here.