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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

Michelle Meza

Brimming with optimism and driven by a sense of responsibility, this NUF fellow is ready to take her impact in public service to the next level.

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The 2023 Colin McCollester Mission Fund recipient Nathan Lesch (MPP’24) spent nearly three weeks working at Un poco del Chocó, a private nature reserve and biological station in…

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.”

“Data needs context to make sense, just as public policy needs data to back it up. The Data Science and Public Policy program at McCourt is the perfect place for me to develop skills in both. “

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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

Oct. 27

Old North 104

3:00 pm

Nov. 10

Old North 104, Student Lounge

3:00 pm

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.