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Master of Public Policy

You want to change the world. The McCourt School can help. Our Master of Public Policy degree will give you the skills you need to generate solutions to society’s most pressing and complex challenges.

Deepen your Impact

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Deepen your Impact

The MPP provides a set of core skills in economics, quantitative methods, management, and politics, enabling graduates to be highly effective in designing, analyzing and implementing policy in the US and around the globe.

A Testimonial

Kia Sosa

McCourt was the best choice for me because it gave me the quantitative skills I needed to be successful in the policy sector.

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

3rd
Ranked
in International Global Policy and Administration
14th
Ranked
in Public Policy Analysis
25th
Ranked
in Best Public Affairs Schools

Employment Outcomes

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Employment Outcomes

Our graduates thrive in the public, private, nonprofit and multilateral sectors. Learn more about what you can do with an MPP degree.

The McCourt Community

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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 an ideal combination of academic and applied professors, which makes it suitable for students with varying academic and career backgrounds.

The ability to intern on the Senate Finance Committee, the ACLU, and the World Bank all during my first year at McCourt has been a critical component of applying my degree to the real world.

Its unparalleled access to the policy community grants students the ability to be taught by active scholars and practitioners from all levels of government.

McCourt School News

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The McCourt School of Public Policy is excited to announce that six students and alumni were selected as Presidential Management Fellows for the class of 2020.

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Anyone who voted in the District of Columbia last year might have seen one of the volunteers for a new project, Observe D.C. The first-ever sample-based election observation project in…

How To Apply

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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.