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A Top-Ranked Public Policy School

Training the ethically-grounded leaders of tomorrow with cutting-edge skills to have a positive impact in the world.

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Research and Impact

We are a diverse community of problem solvers, committed to moving bold ideas to action.

Featured Stories

In the third annual edition of “Love on the Hilltop,” the McCourt School joyfully shares the stories of four couples whose relationships have been strengthened by their connections…

Decision Desk HQ

The McCourt School of Public Policy’s new partnership with Decision Desk HQ will bring election literacy programming, experiential learning and internship opportunities to Georgetown’s Capitol Campus.

Meet Our Students

“The McCourt School of Public Policy is a premier program with outstanding research professors and there was no other institution as developed, thoughtfully curated, and intentional in my areas of interest.”

“The best part of my experience so far has been being academically challenged in a community of passionate and experienced professionals.”

“I wanted to pursue a degree that offered a strong quantitative foundation, in-demand technical skills like data science, and a connection to the policy world where I was working.”

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DC: The Center of the Policy World

McCourt’s location in our nation’s capital provides students with unprecedented access to the policy research, experts, conversations, and opportunities they crave to accelerate and deepen their professional impact.

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

5th Ranked in International Policy and Administration
10th Ranked in Public Policy Analysis
10th Ranked in Best Public Affairs Schools

Events at McCourt

A Testimonial

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“I chose McCourt for the diverse and collaborative cohort, for the unbeatable networking opportunities in DC, and for its prestige.”

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Experience McCourt

McCourt students are impatient changemakers who don’t want to wait until they graduate to have a positive impact. Many put their classroom learning to work through co-curricular and extracurricular programming– global residencies, spring break immersions, and policy labs– which provide valuable hands-on experience.