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The MA In Policy Economics is NOT accepting applications this year.  Please check back on our website in September 2021 for updated application guidelines and forms.


To apply for admission to the MA in Policy Economics at the Williams College, please submit the application documents by December 1, 2019 for full consideration.


We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic year. Please check back in September 2020 for updated application information for the following year.

The online “Application: Part 1” must be completed and submitted online.

Application: Part 1        
Supporting documents must be uploaded within the online form. Please have all documents available as .pdf or .jpg files at the time you fill out the online application.

Application: Part 2       Please download the application: part 2, complete it (please fill in electronically in MS Word if possible), and save the completed form as a .pdf document.  (You may be able to convert to PDF by choosing print, then choose Adobe PDF in the list of available printers).

Download Applicaton: Part 2 here: application_part_2

Personal Statement       Please download the personal statement form, enter your statement of no more than 200 words, and save the completed form as a .pdf document.

Download Personal Statement form here: personal statement

CV (1-2 pages only, .pdf only)

University transcripts showing individual courses taken and grades received for all university degrees earned (scanned copies are acceptable, .pdf or .jpg)

Passport Information Page (if no passport then submit birth certificate, .pdf or .jpg only)

• Scores from the GRE general test submitted by December 15 (Required if the GRE is offered in your country as a computer based test)

• Scores from the TOEFL or IELTS exam by December 15 (Not required if the sole language of instruction at your university was English)

To be submitted directly by referee no later than December 15, 2019

Official reference form completed by a professional (not academic) referee, submitted to Williams College directly by the referee by December 15 (a second professional reference is optional).

Reference should be emailed by the referee to [email protected]

Download reference form here: reference_CDE

Standardized Testing
If you have copies of your score reports from any of the standardized exams (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS), we will accept scans. If you need to request new copies, or are planning to take an exam for the first time, please have the score reports sent directly to Williams College.

Additional information about standardized testing is available here.

Please DO NOT submit:

• Certificates from professional training courses (include information on your CV)
• Transcripts from secondary or primary school

Please note the following:

• Original hard copy documents may be requested at a later date
• Incomplete applications will not be processed
• The decisions of the CDE Admissions Committee are final and confidential

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