L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs

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Launch a career of consequence.

Earn your master's @ the VCU Wilder School. 

Whether you imagine yourself tackling renewable energy, health disparities or criminal justice reform, you believe in the transformative power of public service. The Wilder School offers interdisciplinary undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs at the intersection of scholarship and governance. United by a common drive to improve people’s lives through public leadership and public policy, we transform ideas into real-world solutions. 

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A career of consequence

A graduate student in the Wilder School’s HSEP program, Harinder Dhindsa, is at the forefront of the region’s COVID-19 response.

As the chief of emergency medicine at the VCU School of Medicine, Dhindsa has been recognized for the implementation of a unique telehealth system that allows EMS agencies and VCU Health to rapidly make decisions about what is best for rural and underserved patients, while also lowering the chance of additional exposure.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS @ VCU WILDER SCHOOL

At the Wilder School, we prepare students to address the critical issues that face society today—issues one field of study alone can't solve. These skills are amplified by the range of resources that you will benefit from as a member of the WS community.

RANKINGS

  • #10 Best Online Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program, BestColleges
  • #39 Public Management & Leadership, S. News & World Report
  • #45 Best Graduate Schools of Public Affairs, US. News & World Report

EXPERIENCE A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

The WS is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive learning environment. The current profile of the school’s graduate programs consists of:

  • 58.2% Women
  • 27.6% Underrepresented Minorities
  • 3.6%  International 

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