The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University is a top-ranked public policy school located in the center of the policy world in Washington, D.C.

Our mission is to teach our students to help design, analyze, and implement smart policies and put them into practice in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, in the U.S. and around the world. The McCourt School flagship degree is the Master in Public Policy. McCourt also offers a Master in International Development Policy, a Master in Policy Management, an Executive Master in Policy Leadership, as well as other dual degree and executive programs.

McCourt School News

  • Baker Center Introduces Innovation Grant Winners
    Baker Center Introduces Innovation Grant Winners

    The Baker Center for Leadership & Governance, a major center at Georgetown within the Institute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy, announced five students as recipients of the Baker Innovation Grant (BIG) to support the development of their ideas to solve pressing global policy challenges.

  • Paasha Mahdavi, an assistant professor at Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy
    China Makes Progress, U.S., Other Countries Fail to Discourage Fossil Fuels

    The average tax on gasoline throughout the world is declining, meaning that governments are collectively failing to discourage fossil fuel consumption, according to a new study by Georgetown and UCLA professors.

  • Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (L‘83) says complacency is the biggest danger in the stability of the economy going forward.
    Treasury Secretary: Complacency Biggest Risk for Future Economic Security

    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew (L‘83) says complacency is the biggest danger in the stability of the economy going forward at a McCourt School of Public Policy’s talk on the legacy of the Obama administration.

  • Harry J Holzer - John LaFarge Jr. SJ Professor of Public Policy
    Harry J. Holzer Named John LaFarge Jr. S.J. Chair

    A leading expert on the challenges facing low-wage workers, Dr. Holzer has written or edited 12 books and numerous journal articles with special focus on the experiences of minorities in the labor market.

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