JULY 2018 COHORT APPLICATION DEADLINES: 
March 15 (International Applicants) | May 15 (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., Faculty 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

  • Brazil Governor
    McCourt Hosts Brazilian Governor for Federalism Discussion

    The McCourt School hosted Fernando Pimentel, Governor of the Brazilian state Minas Gerais, on Tuesday, Feb. 13 for a discussion about federalism and participatory politics in Brazil. McCourt Assistant Professor Paasha Mahdavi moderated the discussion.

  • McCourt Prof. E.J. Dionne moderated the discussion with Brooks after the lecture
    NY Times Columnist David Brooks Discusses Cultural Change

    New York Times columnist David Brooks explored how America might restore a sense of national unity in America during the 2018 Whittington Lecture Feb. 15 at Georgetown.

  • Mounetherlands
    McCourt’s Massive Data Institute and Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics Sign MOU

    In an agreement that demonstrates the McCourt School’s commitment to data-driven and global policy scholarship, Georgetown Provost and Executive Vice President Robert M. Groves and Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Director General Tjark Tjin-a-Tsoi, signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday, February 6.

  • Presidential Management Fellows
    Four McCourt Students Selected as Presidential Management Fellows

    Established by Executive Order in 1977, the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) was created to attract outstanding citizen-scholars to Federal service. The program provides fellows with a two-year appointment, and a fast-paced opportunity to gain valuable experience.