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McCourt Rises in Latest U.S. News Ranking

McCourt Rises in Latest U.S. News Ranking

March 20, 2018

Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy ranked 23rd in the U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Public Affairs Schools Ranking, which provide one rating of the academic quality of the 282 schools of public affairs and public administration in the U.S. The U.S. News Public Affairs rankings is based solely on a peer assessment survey. The McCourt School score of 3.6 remained unchanged from the 2016 ranking..

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McCourt News Items

  • Mock Interview
    Mock Interview Program Puts Students A Step Ahead

    The program provided students with the opportunity to sharpen their interview skills through firsthand practice before McCourt School alumni who offered constructive feedback.

  • National Policy Competition
    McCourt Team Named Top Finalist at National Policy Competition

    A team of five McCourt students last weekend was named top finalist in the National Invitational Public Policy Challenge, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

  • CPNL
    CPNL, Crimsonbridge Launch New Scholarships

    The Crimsonbridge Leadership Fund will provide scholarships to CPNL’s Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate Program for leaders at locally-based and locally-serving organizations.

  • Hult Prize Foundation
    McCourt Students Advance in Hult Prize Competition

    The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good. In partnership with President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative, the innovative crowdsourcing platform identifies and launches disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges.

  • Lugar Center, McCourt Unveil 2016 Bipartisan Index
    Lugar Center, McCourt Unveil 2015 Bipartisan Index

    The Lugar Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy today jointly released their new Bipartisan Index rankings of all members of Congress in 2015. The non-partisan tool indicates the degree to which Senators and Representatives work across party lines.

  • McCourt School Hosts Three Former Heads of State
    McCourt School Hosts Three Former Heads of State

    On March 3rd, the McCourt School of Public Policy, the Institute of Politics and Public Service, and School of Foreign Service were honored to welcome three former Heads of State to Georgetown: current GU Politics Fellow and former President of Costa Rica Laura Chinchilla, former President of Slovenia Danilo Türk, and former Prime Minister of Tunisia Mehdi Jomaa.

  • McCourt students recently returned from a student-led trip to the Dominican Republic
    Dominican Republic Trip Connects Students to Policy Leaders

    Twenty-six McCourt students representing 12 different countries participated in the trip, which was led by Agustín Porres (MPP ’16) and accompanied by MPP Faculty Director Barbara Schone.

  • (R)Evolution of the Global Economy
    Former Senator Byron Dorgan and Former OMB Director Alice Rivlin to Keynote the McCourt School Policy Conference

    (R)Evolution of the Global Economy – Conflict and Collaboration in the 21st Century, at Georgetown University on February 25-26, 2016.

  • Alec Ross
    Innovation Expert Discusses Challenges, Opportunities of Technological Growth

    Leading technology and innovation expert Alec Ross this week visited the McCourt School to discuss his new book, Industries of the Future, and describe the ways in which technology is likely to shape society within the next decade and beyond.

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    Georgetown to Host BREAD Conference

    The McCourt School of Public Policy, the Department of Economics, and the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (gui2de) hosted the 2016 Spring meeting of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30 2016.