Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
MPA

Tulsa Fellowship Program

Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, in partnership with the George Kaiser Family Foundation (GKFF), is offering a unique fellowship program. The Foundation will fund 50% tuition for two students to complete Brown’s one-year MPA program. In accepting the Fellowship, each student will commit to spend two years living and working in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in a policy-related position upon completion of their MPA degree. 

In order to qualify for consideration, applicants must agree to this three-year commitment: In year one, the students will study at Brown and carry out their 12-week consultancy placement at a Tulsa organization; in years two and three, students will return to Tulsa to work. 

For the incoming class, students will begin the MPA program in June 2018, complete the MPA degree in May 2019, then take a full-time position in Tulsa. The Foundation will collaborate with the Tulsa Fellows to identify job opportunities and placement. The reduced cost of tuition is fully earned only through the completion of two years of service.

How to apply

Apply to the MPA program through the online application. Applicants seeking to be considered for the Tulsa Fellowship should include in their personal statement how working in Tulsa will positively affect their career. Deadline to apply: March 16, 2018

About the Brown MPA

The Master of Public Affairs program at the Watson Institute prepares students to be public policy leaders, analysts, and advocates in government, politics, and the nonprofit and private sectors. Students gain problem-solving, quantitative, communication, and managerial skills. The MPA program gives students the tools to develop effective, evidence-based solutions in any policy area from health and the environment to security and governance.

Features of the program:

  • Build skills in data analysis, program evaluation, presentation
  • Action-learning policy consultancy at a Tulsa organization and career coaching
  • 2-week global policy immersion abroad
  • Accelerated June 2018 – May 2019 schedule