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 August 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).

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How To Apply

Applicants must have a minimum of seven years of professional experience and be able to demonstrate leadership, management, and critical thinking skills.

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Degree Format

Over the course of 16 months, students participate in ten hybrid courses each composed of a five-day,  in-person experience integrated with two weeks of interactive online learning (30 credits in total).

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Information Sessions

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. 

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Tuition and Financial Assistance

Two types of financial assistance are available for EMPL students: merit-based assistance and need-based assistance. Students pay graduate tuition for Arts and Sciences (GRD).  

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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.

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