2020 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

  • Tricia Brooks
    CCF's Tricia Brooks Appointed to MACPAC

    The McCourt School of Public Policy congratulates the Center for Children and Families (CCF) Senior Fellow Tricia Brooks on her appointment to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC).

  • McCourt Supports Students Working in Development, Social Impact, and Climate Change

    The McCourt School is thrilled to support our students through the Fund for Student Excellence, which provides financial assistance to students who are advancing their careers with substantive and meaningful internships that are unpaid.

  • Image of Alice Rivlin delivering McCourt commencement speech in 2017.
    McCourt Mourns the Loss of Alice Rivlin

    The McCourt School of Public Policy mourns the loss of Alice M. Rivlin, a visiting professor at the McCourt and our predecessor the Georgetown Public Policy Institute from 2003 to 2016.

  • GIS Workshop - classroom photo with students around a u-shaped table, laptops out, working with data.
    Satellite Imagery and GIS Software

    This past month, the Massive Data Institute (MDI) collaborated with the School of Foreign Service (SFS) to organize a two-day workshop on Satellite Imagery and GIS software.