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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

  • Prominent Scholars to Join McCourt School of Public Policy Faculty: Dr. Moynihan and Dr. Herd
    Prominent Scholars to Join McCourt School of Public Policy Faculty

    A leading public management expert and a top figure in aging and survey research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs will become part of the faculty of Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy this fall.

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    Academic, Financial Support Critical to Low-Income and Minority Student Success

    Low-income and minority students are far more likely to complete their degrees at colleges and universities that provide academic and financial support, according to a recent book co-authored by Georgetown professor Harry Holzer.

  • Winning team of the Public Policy Challenge: Erich Denk, Samantha Night, Kevin Washam, and Tina Meins
    McCourt Team Wins Public Policy Challenge

    The winning team of McCourt School students competing in the Georgetown Public Policy Challenge created a plan to increase flu vaccination awareness and accessibility for low income people in Washington D.C.

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    Army Students, McCourt Host Civilian-Military Leadership Forum

    The McCourt School of Public Policy and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Interns held their inaugural Civilian-Military Leadership Forum on February 26th, 2018 at Georgetown University. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen joined a panel discussion moderated by CNN contributor and McCourt School adjunct professor Paul Begala.

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    New Study Ranks McCourt Seventh in Research Output

    The McCourt School of Public Policy ranks highest among policy schools in the nation’s capital for the quality and quantity of research according to a new study published by professors at Columbia University and the University of Warwick.

  • Brazil Governor
    McCourt Hosts Brazilian Governor for Federalism Discussion

    The McCourt School hosted Fernando Pimentel, Governor of the Brazilian state Minas Gerais, on Tuesday, Feb. 13 for a discussion about federalism and participatory politics in Brazil. McCourt Assistant Professor Paasha Mahdavi moderated the discussion.

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    NY Times Columnist David Brooks Discusses Cultural Change

    New York Times columnist David Brooks explored how America might restore a sense of national unity in America during the 2018 Whittington Lecture Feb. 15 at Georgetown.

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    McCourt’s Massive Data Institute and Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics Sign MOU

    McCourt School demonstrates commitment to data-driven and global policy scholarship - Georgetown Provost and Executive Vice President Robert M. Groves and Netherlands Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) Director General Tjark Tjin-a-Tsoi sign a memorandum of understanding.

  • Presidential Management Fellows
    Four McCourt Students Selected as Presidential Management Fellows

    Established by Executive Order in 1977, the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) was created to attract outstanding citizen-scholars to Federal service. The program provides fellows with a two-year appointment, and a fast-paced opportunity to gain valuable experience.

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    New Certificate in Ed Finance Prepares Tomorrow’s Education Leaders

    The McCourt School, in partnership with the Edunomics Lab, is pleased to offer a Certificate in Education Finance (CEF) - an interdisciplinary certification combining finance, economics and leadership with public policy and administration. The non-credit program will consist of 10 modules over a four-month period, beginning with a two-day, in-person intensive residency at Georgetown followed by bi-weekly modules, for a total of 40 contact hours.