Master of Policy Management

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Master of Policy Management Degree

The McCourt School’s Master of Policy Management at Georgetown University is designed specifically for current or emerging policy leaders like you. Our intensive program provides the essential management and analytical skills necessary to advance your career and address pressing policy challenges. With a curriculum that strikes a balance between analytics, management and a mastery within specific policy areas, the program empowers you to change the world as a policy leader.

We offer both full-time and part-time options for students, so our degree can meet you where you are. Our part-time students take evening classes during the academic year and participate in four week-long summer institutes that take place during the day.

Full-Time & Part-Time Options
No GRE or GMAT Required

Application Deadlines

December 1 | Early Action Deadline
January 15 | Priority Deadline
March 1 | Final Deadline

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A Comprehensive Approach to Leadership in Policy

The Master of Policy Management is a 36-credit program that comprises four summer institutes, core courses, five elective courses and a final capstone project. The curriculum strikes a balance between analytics, management and policy substance, giving students a comprehensive education in policy management. You’ll also develop vital skills in collaboration, critical thinking, economic analysis, ethical leadership, policy analysis and more through McCourt’s Foundational Skills. Upon completion, you’ll be able to address specific policy problems by integrating analytic, management and advocacy considerations.

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The National Urban Fellows Program

The National Urban Fellows Program is a 14-month program for mid-career professionals committed to social impact in the government, non-profit, philanthropic and corporate sectors. Fellows should demonstrate leadership skills and a passion for advancing public policy, racial equity and social impact. The program includes the Master of Policy Management, a hands-on leadership residency and a full-tuition scholarship.

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Our Expert Faculty

Meet Our Faculty

Nuku Ofori

Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Faculty Director of the National Urban Fellows program

Sebastian Jilke

Distinguished Associate Professor

Ning Leng

Assistant Professor

Putting Your Knowledge into Practice

Our graduates thrive in public, private, nonprofit and multilateral sectors, making a meaningful impact on how policy is made. Whether looking to advance on your current path or embark on a new journey, our program can provide you with the skills and knowledge for success. Within six months of completing their degrees, 95% of 2023 graduates were employed or had secured job offers.

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Meet Our Changemakers

As a diverse group of problem solvers, we’re dedicated to turning bold ideas into impactful action. In life at the McCourt School at Georgetown, we believe in the power of learning from your peers. Our students come from all walks of life and backgrounds, offering a rich community of experiences and perspectives. Together, we engage in policy-relevant research and strive to make the world a better place.

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“Applying for this program at this stage of my career I felt would provide the skills and abilities to be a more impactful servant leader for the communities we serve. I chose McCourt because I believe the MPM program would give me a better framework on what it takes to embody equitable principles when leading efforts in cross-cultural organizing.”

Edidiong Obot, MPM ’24

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Join us in the Master of Policy Management program to gain the management and analytical skills to lead policy and solve the most pressing problems we face.

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