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 of Science in Data Science for Public Policy, a Master in Policy Management, an Executive Master in Policy Leadership, as well as other dual degree and executive programs.

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McCourt School News

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    McCourt’s Massive Data Institute and Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics Sign MOU

    In an agreement that demonstrates the McCourt School’s commitment to data-driven and global policy scholarship, Georgetown Provost and Executive Vice President Robert M. Groves and Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Director General Tjark Tjin-a-Tsoi, signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, February 6.

  • Presidential Management Fellows
    Four McCourt Students Selected as Presidential Management Fellows

    Established by Executive Order in 1977, the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) was created to attract outstanding citizen-scholars to Federal service. The program provides fellows with a two-year appointment, and a fast-paced opportunity to gain valuable experience.

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    Pre-K Program Benefits Last Into Middle School, New Study Finds

    Positive effects of pre-K programs are detectable as late as middle school, according to a new study published today by two Georgetown professors.

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    Lugar Center, McCourt Unveil New Bipartisan Index Rankings of All U.S. Senators

    The Lugar Center, led by former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar, and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University today jointly released their new Bipartisan Index rankings of all members of Congress, completing the picture of the 114th Congress (2015-2016). The non-partisan tool indicates the degree to which Senators and Representatives work across party lines.

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