PPIA Program

“Diversity & Leadership in Public Service”

Application for 2014 PPIA Junior Summer Institutes Now Open!

The Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship (PPIA) Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 Junior Summer Institutes (JSI). Applications must be submitted through the PPIA website, at: www.ppiaprogram.org.

The PPIA program prepares undergraduates to be competitive candidates for top degree programs in the fields of Public Policy, Public Administration, International Affairs, or a related field through a consortium of over 30 graduate schools of Public Policy and International Affairs in the U.S.

The entry point for the PPIA program is acceptance and attendance to one of our four Junior Summer Institutes, including Carnegie Mellon University, Princeton University, University of Michigan, and University of California, Berkeley. Each year, the national program selects an outstanding group of college juniors from across the U.S. to participate in the JSIs.  The deadline for application to the 2014 summer institutes is November 1, 2013.

Participation in a JSI will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and, ultimately, in influential roles serving the public good.  Upon completion of their institutes, students have access to opportunities for mentoring and career development through an extensive alumni network.

JSI participants are also guaranteed a minimum, one-time financial award of $5,000 for their graduate school education if they attend one of the programs in PPIA’s graduate school consortium. Most PPIA alumni who are accepted to a consortium school receive well above this figure in financial aid towards their graduate education.

PPIA was founded in 1981 to promote diversity and leadership in Public Policy and International Affairs. Today, the program has an alumni network of nearly 4,000 individuals who share an interest in public service and are advancing leadership roles in the field. To apply click here.

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Announces Info Sessions

The mission of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is to improve the quality of life for people and their communities, here and abroad. We achieve this mission through education and research that promote innovative solutions to the most critical issues facing society. Our master’s level programs – in Public Policy, Public Administration, Urban Planning, and Health Policy and Management – join theory with practice and emphasize experiential and professional learning. Prospective students are encouraged to learn about USC Price’s degree programs by attending an information session on campus:


Los Angeles Information Sessions

Master of Planning (MPL)

Monday, October 14, at 6 p.m. or Wednesday, November 20, at 6 p.m.

Master of Health Administration (MHA)

Tuesday, October 1, at 6 p.m. or Monday, November 11, at 6 p.m.

Master of Public Administration (MPA) / Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Wednesday, October 2, at 6 p.m.

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Thursday, November 14, at 6 p.m.

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

Monday, November 18, at 6 p.m.


New York City Information Session (all programs)

Tuesday, November 5, from 6-7 p.m.

Four Points by Sheraton SoHo Village

66 Charlton Street, New York, NY  10014


Washington, DC Information Session (all programs)

Wednesday, November 6, from 6-7 p.m.

The Quincy

1823 L Street, NW

Washington, DC 20036


To RSVP for one of the sessions, please visit our website: http://priceschool.usc.edu/admission/info-sessions/

The Price School will also be coming to a city near you! For more information on the Idealist Graduate Fairs and to see which cities we will be visiting, please click here: http://www.idealist.org/info/GradFairs

The School of Advanced International Studies at John Hopkins announces info sessions!

Throughout the fall months The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will be coordinating on campus and virtual information sessions, class visits, taster lectures and online chats. Admission staff members will also be attending graduate fairs around the globe for prospective students. These activities will allow you to engage SAIS admissions staff, current students and alumni. Click here for the full recruiting schedule. SAIS will be holding three on-campus events as well as one virtual information session in the month of September:

MIPP Information Session
Wednesday, September 11, 4:00pm

Rome Building, Room 806
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

MA Information Session
Friday, September 13, 6:00pm

Rome Building, Auditorium (1st floor)
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Taster Lecture with Prof. P. Terrence Hopmann
Thursday, September 19, 6:00pm

Bernstein-Offit Building, Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

MA Virtual Information Session
Thursday, September 26, 12:30pm

To access the virtual information session at the scheduled time, please use the following link: