MPP

There is no work experience requirement.

Principles of Microeconomics Course:

Applicants should not be dissuaded from applying because they have not completed this class at the time of application. Applicants can receive a conditional acceptance and will need to complete the course before they enroll.

In order to fulfill this admissions requirement, admitted students must complete a 3-credit Principles of Microeconomics course earning a grade of B or higher at an accredited college or university by August 1.

Admitted students can choose to take this course at a four-year institution or at a community college as long as it is accredited, and the course is a 3-credit course (the one exception being the 2-credit courses offered by The Graduate School USA, formerly known as the USDA Graduate School). Online courses are also accepted, however, we recommend courses with an instructor that do not rely solely on self-study.

Examples include :

  • The Graduate School USA (Washington, DC)
  • Northern Virginia Community College (Washington, DC )
  • Cornell University (online)
  • Harvard University Extension (online)
  • University of California Berkeley Extension (online)
  • University of Massachusetts (online)
  • UT Austin University Extension (online with proctored locations for exams)
  • Central University of Finance and Economics (online; admitted students in China)

*These are just a few examples of institutions that offer appropriate courses, both online and in-person. The McCourt School has no financial interest in recommending these courses.

*Coursera courses or professional experience will not fulfill this requirement, nor will courses offered by for-profit entities such as University of Phoenix or Kaplan University.

*We do not accept transferred credits from AP or IB coursework.

*If you have completed a course that is not titled, “Principles of Microeconomics,” but covers equivalent content, please send a copy of the syllabus to mccourtadmissions@georgetown.edu and the Admissions Committee will review it to determine if it can count towards this prerequisite requirement.

Over the summer we will provide information and topics for self-study to admitted students that might be helpful to review, especially if it has been a while since you took a Principles of Microeconomics class as a way of reviewing the material. For example, students who took the class more than five years ago, earned less than a B or who felt they didn’t have a firm grasp of the materials should seriously consider taking a class for credit before entering the program. In our experience, self-study and/or taking a noncredit refresher course are not sufficient means for learning the material.

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MIDP

2 years of post-graduate relevant professional work experience.

Principles of Microeconomics course (same as MPP – please see the information above).

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MS-DSPP

There is no work experience requirement for the MS-DSPP program.

There are no formal course prerequisites for this program, however, the following is recommended:

  • College level calculus course
  • Demonstrated technical skills in computer science, statistics, and advanced mathematics
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MPM

5 years of professional work experience.

There are no course prerequisites for this program.

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EMPL

7 years of professional work experience.

There are no course prerequisites for this program.

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