The McCourt School offers five rigorous programs of study.

Our professional master’s degree programs provide essential career preparation for recent college graduates and working professionals. McCourt’s professional master’s degree programs prepare motivated professionals for career success. Designed for both seasoned professionals and individuals who have recently received undergraduate degrees, our graduate degree programs equip students with the skills and expertise that will help them excel in their respective fields.

 


Master of Public Policy

Program Description: This degree provides a set of core skills in economics, quantitative methods, management, and politics.

MPP Program Webpage

  • Credit Hours: 48
  • Program Entry: Fall
  • Full-time or Part-time: FT or PT
  • Time to Complete Program: 2-3 years
  • Dual Degree Options: Yes
  • Summer Requirement: No
  • Years of Work Experience: none
  • Prior Quant coursework: Prior microeconomics coursework required
  • GRE or GMAT Required: Yes

Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy

Program Description: This degree provides a unique curriculum at the intersection of data science and quantitative public policy analysis.

MS-DSPP Program Webpage

  • Credit Hours: 39
  • Program Entry: Fall
  • Full-time or Part-time: FT
  • Time to Complete Program: 2 years
  • Dual Degree Options: No
  • Summer Requirement: No
  • Years of Work Experience: none
  • Prior Quant coursework: Prior college level calculus & course in computer science, advanced statistics, or higher level mathematics is required
  • GRE or GMAT Required: Yes

Master of International Development Policy

Program Description: The degree equips students with the advanced quantitative skills needed to formulate evidence-based policy solutions in development.

MIDP Program Webpage

  • Credit Hours: 48
  • Program Entry: Fall
  • Full-time or Part-time: FT
  • Time to Complete Program: 2 years
  • Dual Degree Options: No
  • Summer Requirement: Yes, an internship
  • Years of Work Experience: 2 years
  • Prior Quant coursework: Prior microeconomics coursework required
  • GRE or GMAT Required: Yes

Master of Policy Management

Program Description: This degree strikes a balance between analytics, management, and substantive focus within specific policy areas.

MPM Program Webpage

  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Program Entry: Summer, Fall (with permission)
  • Full-time or Part-time: FT or PT
  • Time to Complete Program: 1-2 years
  • Dual Degree Options: Yes (KDI only)
  • Summer Requirement: Yes
  • Years of Work Experience: 5 years
  • Prior Quant coursework: None
  • GRE or GMAT Required: No

Executive Master of Policy Leadership

Program Description: This degree prepares the next generation of senior leaders for today’s complex and dynamic world of public policy.

EMPL Program Webpage

  • Credit Hours: 30
  • Program Entry: Fall (August)
  • Full-time or Part-time: Executive Format
  • Time to Complete Program: 16 months
  • Dual Degree Options: No
  • Summer Requirement: No
  • Years of Work Experience: 7 years
  • Prior Quant coursework: None
  • GRE or GMAT Required: No