Master in Public Policy

The MPP provides a set of core skills in economics, quantitative methods, management, and politics, allowing our students to evaluate and respond to today’s most pressing policy challenges. The MPP emphasizes analytical skills, enabling graduates to be highly effective in designing, analyzing and implementing policy in the US and around the globe.



MPP Program Information

E.J. Dionne, Jr.

Faculty Voices: 
E.J. Dionne, Jr.

 We draw students who want to be at the center for the policy action in Washington, and we provide them with opportunities to be right where they hope to be – in agencies, and in the White House, in Congressional offices and on Congressional committees, at think tanks and policy shops and in the private sector.  

- E. J. Dionne, Jr., McCourt School Professor and Washington Post Columnist

Master in International Development Policy

The MIDP equips students with essential technical and analytical skills necessary to make a positive difference in the world, while delivering expertise in the politics, management, and ethics of development.

MIDP Program Information

Master in Policy Management

The MPM provides current and emerging policy leaders with essential management and analytical skills to advance their careers. The program strikes a balance among analytics, management, and substance within specific policy areas.

MPM Program Information

Executive Master in Policy Leadership

The EMPL equips policy professionals with the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to advance to senior leadership and executive level positions. The curriculum is designed with special attention to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) for the Senior Executive Service (SES).

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Dual Degree Programs

A dual degree provides students the opportunity to combine two skill sets and increase network and career opportunities. We offer nine dual degrees across a wide variety of fields.

Dual Degree Choices

International Programs

McCourt students have a number of global opportunities, including a dual degree with the University of Geneva, five study abroad options, a Spring Break immersion experience, and a sustainable development project.

Global Offerings