To achieve this goal, PPDE recruits current UCLA Luskin MPP students to guide prospective applicants through the graduate application process.
Peer Advisors provide feedback on final drafts of Statements of Purpose and UCLA Fellowship Statements, share advice on the application process, and answer general questions about Luskin and the public policy field. We gladly provide our services to ALL who are interested and highly encourage individuals from underrepresented backgrounds (students of color, LGBTQ-identifying, low-income, differently-abled, etc.) to reach out to our team.
We have three different deadlines throughout the application period for you to submit your materials by. Please find the updated deadlines here: bit.ly/LuskinPPDE
Please be advised that the PPDE Peer Advising Program does not, in any way, guarantee admission to the UCLA Luskin MPP program. Current Luskin MPP students provide advice and feedback on the Statement of Purpose (SOP) essays and answer general questions about Luskin to the best of their knowledge. We are not trained by, nor do we represent, in any way, the admissions committee or the Luskin MPP Administration.
Comments and advice are purely to help prospective applicants better communicate their skills and strengths in the SOP essay and to make a more informed decision about the public policy graduate program.