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  1. Correct -- you can take any graduate courses (course numbers 500+) from the course catalog: https://registrar.princeton.edu/course-offerings
  2. As a current WWS grad student, absolutely no brainer here - take Princeton! The program is great, and you'll practically the same learning opportunities as HKS. While you may find some benefits in one over the other, at the end of the day the learning outcomes will be fairly similar. $200k in debt is a couple of lifetimes of repayments if you plan to work in humanitarian aid. Even if the Harvard brand is stronger internationally, it certainly isn't $200k stronger. Most importantly, the value of your degree (and of the brand) diminishes quickly after graduation. By the time you've had a job or two, your work experience will count for way more than the name of your grad school. And you'll still be stuck with a mountain of debt...
  3. PaoloC

    Princeton, NJ

    I'm in EXACTLY your same situation, and panicking mildly about what I'd have to do if pet-friendly graduate housing wasn't available! I started scouting around for accommodation elsewhere as a backup, but it's really hard as an international student.
  4. MPP at Princeton's WWS! Super excited to head across in just a couple of months.
  5. PaoloC

    Princeton, NJ

    Glad to see you're leaning Princeton/WWS I'd love to hear from anyone familiar with Princeton how pet-friendly it is? I'll be bringing my two dogs along, so trying to get a sense of what that would look like.
  6. To me, it's just different names for the similar programs. Policy schools aren't standardized like, say, business or law schools where an MBA or JD is the universally recognized degree program. The one-year MPP at WWS is almost identical in its flexibility and entrance requirements as the MC/MPA at HKS; whereas MPP at HKS is a two-year program. So, don't read too much into the titles of the degree and choose a program that aligns with your learning priorities.
  7. Also in! But funding information is a month away.
  8. Website is down for maintenance until March 16th, 14:00 eastern time. Before the maintenance window, no troubles accessing the offer information.
  9. Accepted to the MC/MPA but disappointed with absolutely no financial aid. With a Princeton/WWS offer on the table, making a case for HKS at $90k/yr is very hard!
  10. Delighted that the MPP acceptance came through last night!!
  11. Admitted post is up: http://hksadmissionblog.tumblr.com/post/183424346238/2019-application-reading-and-decision-process Note the last paragraph: "When admissions decisions have been released, a post will be published to this blog. Will this be today? No." I think this is Matt's nice way of saying "stop emailing us!!"
  12. This is the true meaning of Einstein's theory of relativity: time slows the closer you get to March 15th.
  13. Congrats!! I went for Dubin, so here's hoping they didn't send out emails yet. I just spent 20 minutes re-reading every sentence of my application essay and second-guessing every word choice. Does anyone else do that???
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