Master of Policy Management

Advance Your Career with Essential Management & Policy Skills at the McCourt School

Make an Impact with the
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.

December 1
Early Action Deadline
If you apply by this deadline, increased scholarship opportunities and early notification are available.
January 15
Priority Deadline
If you apply by this deadline, increased scholarship opportunities are available.
March 1
Final Deadline
This is the final date to apply for Fall 2024 start.
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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.

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

Faculty Who Practice What They Teach

Nuku Ofori, Ph.D.

Assistant Teaching Professor and Associate Faculty Director of National Urban Fellows

Professor Ofori is an expert specializing in the sociology of war and conflict and served as a senior advisor for the Obama administration to the Secretary of State. He led a broad range of policy and legislative initiatives pertaining to foreign affairs, international security, international trade and immigration.

Sebastian Jilke, Ph.D.

Provost’s Distinguished Associate Professor

Professor Jilke’s research applies insights from the behavioral sciences to public management and policy to study how government reforms affect public employees and the people they serve – especially with regard to social equity in access to public services and programs.

Ning Leng, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Professor Leng’s research examines how non-democratic institutions create unintended consequences in state-business relations and development outcomes, including public service provision, infrastructure building and environmental policy making. Her area of focus is China. Her research is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation, the Institute for Humane Studies and other research grants.

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 2022 graduates were employed or had secured job offers.

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5th Ranked in International Global Policy & Administration
10th Ranked in Public Policy Analysis
10th Ranked in Best Public Affairs Schools

U.S. News & World Report

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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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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.

A Testimonial

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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.”