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Master of Policy Management

You want to change the world. The McCourt School can help. Our intensive one-year Master of Policy Management degree equips current and emerging policy leaders with the essential management and analytical skills to advance their careers. Students can also take two years to complete the degree part-time if they choose.

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Deepen your Impact

The MPM program strikes a balance among analytics, management, and policy substance. The program includes intensive summer classes; core required and elective courses; and a capstone project, which explores a policy question of the student’s choosing.

A Testimonial

Portrait of Lindsay Burkhard

Both in and outside of the classroom I have had the opportunity to connect with some incredible thought leaders and practitioners who have encouraged me to challenge my own assumptions and explore alternative ways of thinking about today’s most pressing policy issues.

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

3rd Ranked in International Global Policy & Administration
11th Ranked in Public Policy Analysis
25th Ranked in Best Public Affairs Schools
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The McCourt Community

The McCourt School of Public Policy is a diverse community of problem solvers, committed to moving bold ideas to action.

Meet our Students

McCourt has a wealth of resources, and you would be remiss if you didn’t take advantage of some of them.

The professors and the cohort of students create a dynamic learning environment where the major policy issues of the day are discussed, analyzed, and debated in a respectful fashion.

I came into politics not with the aspiration of going on that career path, but because I saw in my work in direct services that policies did not always trickle down to the individuals who need help

McCourt School News

Georgetown Public Policy Challenge

The 5th annual Georgetown Public Policy Challenge tasked graduate students with developing innovative policy solutions to address local or regional issues in the Washington, D.C. area.

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The National Urban Fellows program, which strives to develop mid-career professionals, particularly men and women of color, to be leaders and change agents in the public and nonprofit sectors, will…

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How To Apply

Graduate school is a significant investment of your time and resources. Learn more about how to apply to the McCourt School.