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We can design policy by all and for all.

The world’s biggest problems cannot be solved by any one of us alone. The McCourt School is paving the way toward a bold future — one that partners with communities, organizations and experts to improve policymaking through collaboration, data and evidence. Together, we can strengthen our civic architecture and turn policy research into impact.

Students walking up Old North Steps

Strengthening the Pipeline of Diverse Talent

With a $100 million investment from civic entrepreneur Frank McCourt, the McCourt School is reducing tuition barriers to cultivate a more inclusive pipeline of future leaders and new ideas to advance research and expertise for the common good.

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Advancing Equity-Centered Policy

The McCourt School aspires to be the most inclusive public policy school in the world, which is why faculty and students train not only in analytic skills but also in leadership, communications and other skills needed to cultivate community and design policy solutions with an equity-centered lens.

Catalyzing Impact

World Bank Headquarters

Dr. Adriana Kugler will serve a two-year term as U.S. Executive Director of the World Bank Group. McCourt Professor Adriana Kugler…

Front door of Halfsmoke, a Washington, DC, restaurant

The Policy Innovation Lab and DC government are teaming up to ensure that long-standing, local food businesses have the resources and support needed to exist and remain competitive…

Elevating Expertise

A scholar of public management, racial equity and criminal justice policy

A researcher of socioeconomic policy and interim faculty director of the Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy program

An expert in data science and director of McCourt’s Massive Data Institute

We Can Create Policy By And For All. Together, We Will.

Support our efforts to build inclusive policies and train the ethically-grounded leaders of tomorrow to have a positive impact in the world.