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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 School Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of the Master of Policy Management Program

    The McCourt School celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Master of Policy Management (MPM) program on Monday, November 17th. The event was held in Georgetown’s Riggs Library. McCourt students, faculty and MPM alumni were joined by U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno.

  • Georgetown Research Project Gets $3 Million Grant
    Georgetown Research Project Gets $3 Million Grant

    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded Georgetown researchers a $3 million grant to expand a road safety intervention project in East Africa, where traffic accidents are a leading cause of death.

  • EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Keynotes LEAD Conference

    AMERICA CAN USE THE same innovation and ingenuity it has used to overcome other complex challenges to combat climate change without hurting the economy, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said at Georgetown today.

  • The World Bank
    McCourt and World Bank Host Event for Students and Alumni

    The McCourt School and the World Bank Group/IMF Staff Georgetown University Alumni Association hosted a networking event for McCourt students. The evening began with a panel discussion featuring two McCourt School alumni, Bryan Koo and Timothy Herzog, who spoke about their careers and work experiences at the World Bank.

  • Gaurav Sood
    Massive Data Institute Welcomes First Postdoctoral Fellow

    Dr. Sood comes to the MDI from Sanford University, where he received his Ph.D. in Communication. He studies the role Americans’ partisan identities play in shaping how they judge politicians, and people who support the two main parties. In previous work on the topic, he has found that many partisans today hold negative stereotypes about supporters of the main opposing party.

  • The Baker Center for Leadership & Governance
    New Baker Center for Leadership & Governance Funded with $10 Million Gift

    ​A new nonpartisan center devoted to respectful policy dialogue and original research is being created within Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy, thanks to a $10 million gift from Patricia and Jon M. Baker Sr. (C’64).

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    McCourt's Massive Data Institute Awards First Research Grants

    “The MDI is thrilled to support this research in four critical areas of health and health care,” said McCourt School Dean Edward Montgomery. “We hope this initial support sets the foundation for these important interdisciplinary projects.”

  • Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
    University Holds Interdisciplinary Symposium on Ebola Crisis

    The symposium included remarks via Skype from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia, which is being ravaged by the Ebola virus.

  • Jane Hannaway
    The McCourt School Welcomes Dr. Jane Hannaway

    Dr Hannaway is an organizational sociologist whose work focuses on the effects of education reforms on student outcomes and school policies and practices. Her recent research is heavily focused on the effects of various education accountability policies and issues associated with teacher labor markets.

  • Georget Akerlof
    Nobel Laureate in Economics to Join McCourt School of Public Policy

    George Akerlof, a 2001 Nobel Prize-winner in economic sciences and senior resident scholar at the International Monetary Fund, will join the faculty of Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy this November.