Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted from July 1 - April 1.

The Priority Deadline for scholarship consideration is 15 January.

The Final Deadline for application submission is 1 April.

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To receive admissions information, ask questions concerning admission, attend an MPP class, or schedule a visit of the Georgetown campus, please contact the McCourt School Admissions Office.

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Program Information


The MPP program equips students with a set of core skills in economics, quantitative methods, management, and politics allowing them to evaluate and respond to pressing global challenges.

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Course Sequence

The MPP is a 48-credit degree program, divided into core courses, elective courses, and a capstone project. Full-time MPP students complete the program in two years; evening program students complete the program in three years.

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Employment Outcomes

The MPP emphasizes analytical skills, enabling graduates to be highly effective in designing, analyzing and implementing policy in the US and around the globe.

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How To Apply

The MPP is an advanced but accessible degree, designed for both U.S. and international candidates desiring advanced careers in public policy.

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The McCourt Community

The ​McCourt School ​is a ​vibrant​, ​engaged​, and diverse​ community of ​students, scholars​,​ and practitioners​ devoted to solving society's most pressing challenges through evidence-based policy.

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Tuition & Financial Assistance

Two types of financial assistance are available at Georgetown University: merit-based assistance and need-based assistance.

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    McCourt Welcomes New Scholars Class

    September, 2018 - The McCourt School welcomes five distinguished students who have been awarded full scholarships based on their accomplishments and promise as policymakers.

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    September 19, 2018 - What is the most effective and scalable way to administer aid to vulnerable populations? It turns out that unconditional cash transfers to the poor may be more effective than conventional forms of foreign aid at producing positive health outcomes.

  • Prof. Singh

    September 10, 2018 – Lisa Singh, computer science professor and research professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy’s Massive Data Institute, works on numerous aspects of data-driven computer science. One of her most recent projects is mining Twitter data around the #MeToo hashtag in collaboration with six other Georgetown professors. This research is supported by the Massive Data Institute and the Gender Justice Initiative. The #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault, particularly in the workplace, went viral last October.

  • Gormley
    McCourt Professor Receives New Grant to Advance Universal Pre-K Study

    September, 2018 - McCourt School of Public Policy Professor William Gormley was recently awarded $460,000 in new funding from the Heising-Simons Foundation, to continue his research on the effects of universal pre-K programs, focusing this time on high school outcomes.

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