Executive Master in Policy Leadership
Develop the leadership skills and knowledge you need to successfully and effectively address public policy challenges at the very center of the policy world.
Effective Leadership for Today
Today’s policy challenges require skills in applying economics and program evaluation, knowledge of the institutions and processes through which policy is set and implemented, and skills in leading and communicating to navigate the complex interactions in internal and external organizational environments.
Admissions Open for Fall 2017 Cohort
Streamlined, Practical Curriculum
The degree builds skills with special attention to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) for the Senior Executive Service (SES), as identified by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
How To Apply
Applicants must have at least seven years of work experience, a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, and two recommendations demonstrating leadership, management, and critical thinking skills.
The degree consists of ten in-person, intensive, week-long courses (30 credits) over a 16-month period. Students will also complete some online work, assignments, and reading in between each course.
Join us online or in-person throughout the year for a comprehensive overview of our EMPL program and answers to your questions. Sessions will also discuss the admissions process and requirements.
Tuition and Financial Assistance
Students pay graduate tuition for Arts and Sciences (GRD). Two types of financial assistance are available for EMPL students: merit-based assistance and need-based assistance.
Why Choose McCourt?
Our location in Washington, D.C., puts our students at the center of the policy world, allowing us to tap leading policy practitioners as both teachers and speakers.