Harvard Kennedy School 2018-2019 Essay Prompts

Hello, Policy Wonks and Public Service Aficionados! We know you’re pondering your applications to all those top tier policy programs, so without further ado, here are the 2018-2019 application season essay prompts for the Harvard Kennedy School. Source: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/admissions-aid/masters-program-admissions/how-apply All Programs Personal History Essay (optional) Diversity of all kinds (race and ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual… Continue reading

2018-2019 Policy School Application Deadlines for Top MPP / MPA Programs

The schools included: 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…. Continue reading

The U.S. Latino Leadership Fellowship

This week  we’d like to tell you about a great funding opportunity at the Harvard Kennedy School: the U.S. Latino Leadership Fellowship. This fellowship is sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Center for Public Leadership (CPL) in order to bring together talented and emerging leaders who are committed agents of transformation in U.S. Latino… Continue reading

Princeton: Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs Master’s in Public Policy Program

Hello and welcome back to the blog! Last week we told you all about the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mid-Career Master in Public Administration program. If you’re not caught up, be sure to check in out on the blog. This week we’re keeping the focus on you mid-career professionals who are interested in an advanced degree… Continue reading

Scholarship Spotlight: Obama Foundation Scholars at Chicago Harris

Welcome back to our Schools and Scholarships Spotlight series, where we’ve been introducing you to top-tier graduate schools as well as fellowship opportunities! If you’ve been following along, we introduced you to the University of Chicago Harris Public Policy School last week. If you fell in love with not only the programs, but the city… Continue reading

School Spotlight: The University of Chicago Harris Public Policy School

Are you passionate about social change and creating a lasting impact? If you’re answer was yes, then read on as we introduce you to: The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. Whether you’re looking to develop some hardcore analytical skills, or acquire expertise in data science, public health, international development or environmental policy, Harris has a program for you!

School Spotlight: Harvard Kennedy School

Harvard Kennedy School Admissions Highlights: Overview of Degree Programs Master in Public Policy (MPP): The two-year MPP program provides future public leaders with the conceptual framework and practical skills necessary to succeed in public service. The MPP core requirements are built upon strong foundations in three methodological areas: analysis, management, and leadership. Master in Public Administration/International… Continue reading

How to Determine if the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) Mid-Career (MC/MPA) Program is Right for You

Guest Post from Heidi, Consultant for The Art of Applying How to Determine if the Harvard Kennedy School Mid-Career Program is Right for You “Is this program right for me?” It’s a good question to ask yourself for any program. Perhaps more so when considering mid-career programs. The following tips will help you get started:… Continue reading

How to Write the Academic Statement for the Georgetown McCourt MPP Program

Guest Post from Heidi, consultant for The Art of Applying 3 Tips on Writing the Policy Analysis / Academic Statement for the Georgetown McCourt MPP Program The Georgetown McCourt MPP application’s Academic Statement requirement reads as follows: Academic Statement Maximum length 500 words. Your essay should address the following: MPP & MIDP: The McCourt School’s programs emphasizes analytical… Continue reading

How to Secure Your Dream Policy School Internship

Guest Post from Connie, consultant for The Art of Applying 4 Tips for Winning the Policy School Internship Game When I was applying to policy school, I daydreamed a lot. Between cramming for the GRE and drafting personal statements, I would browse school websites, look at glossy pictures of alumni, and I imagined myself at my… Continue reading