Where To Go
We at Entablature believe that you should consider schools that best fit your qualifications, academic interests, career goals, intellectual abilities and personal preferences.
In the public policy world, there is a triumvirate of schools widely regarded as the gold standard for research and training in the field:
- Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
- Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs
- Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government
Of those, the Woodrow Wilson School is the most competitive where admissions is concerned because the School awards most of their admitted applicants generous financial aid packages, with a significant fraction of students receiving as much as a full scholarship to attend.
Other highly touted policy schools include:
- Georgetown University (McCourt School of Public Policy)
- Indiana University (School of Public and Environmental Affairs)
- The University of Michigan (Gerald R. Ford School Of Public Policy)
- Duke University (Sanford School of Public Policy)
- UCLA (Luskin School Of Public Affairs)
- The University of Chicago (Harris School Of Public Policy)
- Carnegie Mellon University (Heinz School of Public Policy & Management)
- Columbia University (School Of International And Public Affairs)
- The University of Texas at Austin (Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs)
- The Johns Hopkins University (Institute for Policy Studies in Baltimore, and the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC)
- The University of California at Berkeley (Goldman School of Public Policy)
In any event, finding the right fit is essential.
Almost everyone, however, can finger a unique group of appealing policy schools that can and will fulfill specific needs and set graduates on fast tracks to dream jobs. Entablature will help you identify those special places.