Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Information for Current Students

Summer Sequence One and Two

Summer Sessions 1 and 2 will both be held online. The program will register you for all summer courses. There is no course registration to be completed on your side. We will hold a session later in July to review how to register for fall and spring courses.
Textbooks for Summer Sequence One

  • Statistics for Public Policy
    Introduction to the Practice of Statistics (Moore, McCabe, and Craig), 9th edition
  • Economics for Public Policy
    Microeconomics (Goolsbee, Levitt and Syverson), 3rd edition

Fall and Spring Semesters

For academic year 2020-2021, students can choose to take all classes remotely or take a hybrid of remote classes and in-person instruction. All classes with more than 20 students will be offered remotely. In-person classes are held at the discretion of the professor. For specific dates, see the program schedule page. All core classes will be held remotely. Core classes include:

  • Policy Analysis and Problem Solving
  • The Politics of Policymaking in Comparative Perspective
  • Policy Problems of the 21st Century
  • Systems Dynamics: Policy Analysis for a Complex World
  • Management and Implementation in Public and Non-Profit Organizations

Housing Information and Resources

Housing at & Near Brown, on the Graduate School websiteprovides a wealth of information regarding locating housing. Many off-campus leases run June 1-May 31. The Graduate School has put together a housing webinar that you can view here.

Graduate Student Listservs

The Graduate Student Council (GSC) operates three mailing lists (aka “listservs”) intended for the graduate student community. Housing opportunities, furniture for sale, and more are shared via these lists. See the GSC website for information on how to subscribe.

Useful Links

  • The Information for Graduate Students page of the Graduate School website provides an exhaustive list of useful resource links.
  • The Graduate School's Admitted Students Guide lists fall orientation events, and has a checklist of preparatory steps before arriving on campus (keep in mind that many dates are geared to students who begin programs in September).