MPP/PhD in Government
Master in Public Policy/PhD in Government
The McCourt School and the Department of Government offer a dual MPP/PhD in Government through the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Students are able to combine their applied interests and training in public policy with broader exposure to political theory and institutions offered through the doctoral program. The degree is designed to attract motivated students interested in both politics and policy who desire to pursue positions for applied research, teaching, or evaluation and consulting in universities, nonprofit, business or government organizations.
Students interested in applying to the MPP/PhD in Government Program are preferred to complete and submit both the MPP and Government applications to the respective programs simultaneously but have the option to apply in the first year of their MPP. For more information on the PhD in Government, please contact the Department of Government.
The dual degree consists of 69-credit hours total and involves approximately six semesters to complete required coursework. Applicants may apply to both programs at their initial point of application at Georgetown, or they may apply to the Department of Government during their first year of studies at the McCourt School. Depending on a student’s specific professional and academic goals, the course sequence is developed in consultation with his/her academic advisers in both departments.
Up to 27 MPP credits also count towards the PhD In addition to MPP coursework, students must satisfy additional course requirements established by the Government Department, pass comprehensive examinations and complete a doctoral dissertation.
Required MPP coursework includes:
- PPOL 5000, Statistics for Policy Analysis
- PPOL 5001, Regression Methods for Policy Analysis
- PPOL 5002, Advanced Regression and Program Evaluation Methods
- PPOL 5004, Intermediate Microeconomics
- PPOL 5005, Microeconomics II
- PPOL 5006/5007, The Politics of Policy-Making/Comparative Politics of Policy-Making
- PPOL 5008/5009, Public Management/Comparative Public Management
- PPOL 5010, Ethics, Values and Public Policy
- PPOL 5011/5013, Policy Analysis Capstone I/Thesis Workshop I
- PPOL 5012/5014, Policy Analysis Capstone II/Thesis Workshop II
- PPOL electives (18 credits)