2019 START COHORT APPLICATION DEADLINES: 
March 15 (International Applicants), May 1 (Domestic Applicants)

 The EMPL is an extraordinary opportunity for emerging leaders in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to challenge themselves, to develop and strengthen critical skills, and to prepare for today’s complex and dynamic world of public policy.  

- Gerry Gingrich, Ph.D., Director, Executive Master in Policy Leadership

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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.

About the McCourt Advantage

  • Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank
    World Bank CEO Discusses the Future of Work

    The McCourt School welcomed Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank, as our 2018-19 Whittington Lecturer. Dr. Georgieva delivered a lecture titled “The Future of Work,” on Thursday, November 1, 2018.

  • Data Essentials: Data Analysis in Python classroom photo of Laila Wahedi and student
    Data Essentials: Data Analysis in Python

    This October, MDI offered two workshops on “Data Essentials: Data Analysis in Python,” which focused on helping attendees learn how to manipulate data in Python for their research.

  • Amy O'Hara
    MDI Welcomes Data Governance and Integration Expert Amy O’Hara

    The Massive Data Institute (MDI) at the McCourt School of Public Policy is pleased to welcome data governance, data integration, and privacy expert Dr. Amy O’Hara. Dr. O’Hara joins MDI as a Research Professor and Co-Director of U.S. Census Research Data Center (RDC) at Georgetown University.

  • Georgieva
    World Bank CEO to Deliver Whittington Lecture

    The McCourt School is pleased to welcome Dr. Kristalina Georgieva, chief executive officer of the World Bank, as our 2018-19 Whittington Lecturer. Dr. Georgieva will deliver a lecture titled “The Future of Work,” on Thursday, November 1, 2018.