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Maxwell is where diverse and collaborative problem solvers develop innovative solutions to move people, policies and communities forward.
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research centers generating policy-relevant insight into pressing issues
ranked for public affairs (U.S. News & World Report)
departments teaching excellence in social science and public/international affairs
Influence with Integrity
It’s not just an education. It’s a mindset. Maxwell students celebrate diverse people and ideas. They value informed and ethical leadership. They are engaged—and engaging—citizens primed to shape the future.
Our acclaimed education programs combine the study of human society and relationships with opportunities to address relevant social challenges.
Apply now to a professional graduate program and start in 2023
The Fall 2022 issue is now available in print and online. Read about the school‘s vast connections in Washington, D.C., including the new Democracy, Journalism and Citizenship Institute; Congresswoman Cheney discusses the January 6 insurrection; policy studies celebrates 45 years of “doing good;” and more.
This center will serve as a hub for scholars, policymakers and students to examine the design and impact of policies that communities use to solve public problems.
Maxwell in Action
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Over Three-Quarters There!
With incredible support, our start is strong. But to meet our campaign goals, we will need to raise the remaining $30 million to support Campaign Priorities from the School’s long-range strategic plan.
I am Maxwell.
I knew that I was interested in going into environmental work, but I was missing that natural sciences foundation. ESP has given me the qualitative and quantitative foundation that I needed...The faculty members were amazing in encouraging me and helping me make it all work.”
Lauren McNamara ’21 B.A.
Triple major: international relations; economics; environment, sustainability and policy