Prospective Students

The Sanford School of Public Policy is a leader in advancing Duke University’s mission to place “knowledge at the service of society.” The Sanford School offers an open, interdisciplinary environment where students can build on their diverse backgrounds by engaging in classroom experiences and real-world problem solving.

The school seeks students with passion, purpose, and sharp, analytical minds who want to gain the knowledge and practical skills they need to transform great ideas into workable policies. After becoming Duke’s tenth school in July 2009, Sanford is equipped, now more than ever, to help students make their ambitions a reality.


Emily Grenzke, MPP '07

"What I love most about Durham is that the community has a really authentic desire to address social problems... I think it’s rare that you see such a community-based drive to do better. Also, I love the arts community here. It’s got such a funky, activist vibe."

Emily Grenzke, MPP ’07