Applications Open August 1, 2019: 
Deadlines: March 15, 2020 (International Applications), April 15, 2020 (Domestic Applications)

 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

Read the Director's Welcome Letter

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

  • Photo of Ben Mindes
    Improving Voting Transparency

    Anyone who voted in the District of Columbia last year might have seen one of the volunteers for a new project, Observe D.C. The first-ever sample-based election observation project in the United States, Observe D.C. was the brainchild of Ben Mindes (MPP’19), a recent McCourt graduate.

  • Image of voting booths
    One-Stop Shop: Students Can Register to Vote While Choosing Classes

    For the first time in Georgetown history, students will have the opportunity to register to vote – almost exactly a year before the 2020 presidential election – at the same time they register for classes.

  • Photo of Sergeant Howard Singer (MPM '17)
    Police Officer to Policy Student

    Sergeant Howard Singer (MPM'17), the communications advisor to the First Deputy Police Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, is leading a new initiative to establish and expand educational and leadership opportunities for all NYPD ranks and civilian titles.

  • Georgetown Center for Children and Families Releases 9th Annual Report on Children's Health Coverage

    Today the Georgetown Center for Children and Families released their ninth annual report on children's health coverage and launched a new interactive data hub.