American University (SPA), Carnegie Mellon (Heinz), Columbia (SIPA), Cornell (CIPA), Duke (Sanford), George Washington University (Trachtenberg), Georgetown (McCourt), Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Indiana Bloomington (SPEA), Johns Hopkins (SAIS), NYU (Wagner), Princeton (Woodrow Wilson), Syracuse (Maxwell), UC Berkeley (Goldman), University of Chicago (Harris), Michigan Ann Arbor (Ford), USC (Price), UT Austin (LBJ School), U. Washington (Evans), U. Wisconsin (La Follette)
This list covers admissions deadlines for U.S. public policy programs. Admissions decisions should be received within 1 to 3 months, depending on the school (this varies widely). If the schools provide a priority date (or early deadline), we’ve put it in the chart. Spring deadlines are included for the schools that offer programs beginning in the spring.
Note: Be sure to verify dates on school websites as dates sometimes change (we are human and so are the administrators.) Occasionally schools will adjust deadlines, so here are a few notes to clarify:
*Cornell University (CIPA) Offers rolling admissions. They will consider all applications received through the middle of May. If you would like to be considered for funding, please submit your application as soon as possible.
**Syracuse University (Maxwell) Students must apply by the February 1 priority deadline for full consideration. They review late applications through April 30 of each year, but they do not guarantee that late applications will be considered for university financial aid.
***University of Wisconsin – Madison (La Follette) All applications that are received by January 1, 2019 will be given priority consideration for admission and funding. Applications will be considered after that date on a rolling admissions basis.
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