Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy

Introduction

The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University is a top-ranked public policy school located in the center of the policy world in Washington, D.C.

About the McCourt School

Our mission is to teach our students to help design, analyze, and implement smart policies and put them into practice in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, in the U.S. and around the world. The McCourt School flagship degree is the Master in Public Policy. McCourt also offers a Master in International Development Policy, a Master in Data Science for Public Policy, a Master in Policy Management, an Executive Master in Policy Leadership, as well as other dual degree and executive programs.

Center of the Policy World

Our location in Washington, D.C., puts our students at the center of the policy world, giving them access to the highest concentration of policy internships and jobs, and allowing us to bring in leading policy practitioners as both teachers and speakers.

Quantitative Curriculum

The McCourt School’s rigorous quantitative-focused curriculum sets our graduates apart from their peers on day one. They are characterized by the level of their critical thinking as well as their substantive knowledge of key issues and approaches to policy analysis. The McCourt School’s mission is to give its students the rigorous quantitative and analytic skills needed to design, implement and evaluate smart policies in the U.S. and around the world. The curriculum reflects the diversity of their goals and prepares them both for high-level public sector positions as well as those in the nonprofit or business sectors. Dr. Holzer in the Classroom

Leading Practitioners

McCourt School students learn from a vibrant and engaged community of policy scholars and practitioners. Our faculty does cutting-edge research to identify pressing problems and recommend effective solutions on today’s most critical topics including economic security, energy and the environment, education, international development, health, and healthcare. They are regularly called upon to advise the government on a wide range of pressing policy topics.

Training Future Leaders

Our students are trained and prepared to put policy into practice – in the public, private and nonprofit sectors, in the U.S. and around the world. By building a rich and engaging intellectual environment, McCourt attracts and trains the very best students who will become the policy leaders of tomorrow. McCourt Ambassadors
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Programs

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Master in Public Policy

Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years September 2019 USA Washington + 1 more

A Master in Public Policy gives tomorrow’s policy leaders the skills they need to solve society’s most complex challenges. [+]

Giving tomorrow’s policy leaders the skills they need to solve society’s most complex challenges.

Society is confronted by complex and entrenched policy challenges like providing affordable health care, increasing energy security while minimizing the impact on our environment, alleviating global poverty, reducing unemployment and spurring job growth, and improving school performance.

A Master in Public Policy (MPP) degree equips students with a set of core skills in economics, quantitative methods, management, and politics allowing them to evaluate and respond to these challenges.

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VERSATILE, GLOBAL SKILL SET The MPP emphasizes analytical skills, enabling graduates to be highly effective in designing, analyzing and implementing policy in the US and around the globe.... [-]


Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy (MS-DSPP)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Washington

The Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy (MS-DSPP) is a joint degree offered by Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown’s Graduate Analytics program combining the historic strengths of McCourt’s public policy analysis curriculum with the cutting-edge computational, mathematical, statistical methods training of Georgetown’s Analytics program. [+]

An advanced degree for recent college graduates and professionals who are interested in developing technical data skills for public sector work.

From our smartphones and our credit cards; to our tweets and our cars - data are everywhere and in everything. Even in power lines, airports and the roads we drive on, data exist in places that we wouldn’t even think of.

The smart and intentional application of these data could allow us to make better public policy decisions, find patterns, and more effectively deliver critical services like healthcare, education and national security. In governments around the world and in the nonprofit and private sectors, the demand for data analysts, scientists, and data-savvy managers is increasing quickly.... [-]


Master in International Development Policy

Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Washington

A Master in International Development Policy gives the next generation of international development leaders the skills they need to change the world. [+]

A Master in International Development Policy gives the next generation of international development leaders the skills they need to change the world.

The Master in International Development Policy (MIDP) degree equips students with essential technical and analytical skills necessary to make a positive difference in the world while delivering expertise in the politics, management, and ethics of development.

Our students recognize that well-designed government policies and development programs can be powerful instruments for improving public welfare, but that without a proper understanding of the economic and institutional context, efforts can be misdirected and even counterproductive.... [-]


Master in Policy Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years May 2019 USA Washington + 1 more

A Master in Policy Management equips current and emerging policy leaders with essential management and analytical skills to advance their careers. [+]

A Master in Policy Management equips current and emerging policy leaders with essential management and analytical skills to advance their careers.

Faced with managing and implementing many of today’s most challenging policies, policy managers need the skills to provide innovative solutions that will be politically and administratively effective. A Master in Policy Management (MPM) trains current and emerging policy leaders in the art and science of policy management, preparing them to lead today’s dynamic policy environment.

BALANCED CURRICULUM among analytics, management, and substance within a wide range of policy areas.

CENTER OF THE POLICY WORLD our location in Washington, DC, affords students access to the highest concentration of policy jobs in the world.... [-]


Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL)

Online & Campus Combined Full time 16 months August 2019 USA Washington

The Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL) equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively lead in today’s complex, dynamic policy environment. [+]

Transforming Leaders. Transforming Policy. The Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL) equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively lead in today’s complex, dynamic policy environment. INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM

The EMPL is an interdisciplinary degree program that interweaves economics and political science with public policy and administration. Central to each course is an alignment with the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)* emphasizing strategic leadership, performance results, and coalition building.

DEVELOPED FOR THE WORKING PROFESSIONAL

Over the course of 16months, students participate in ten hybrid courses each composed of a five-day, in-person experience integrated with two weeks of interactive online learning.... [-]


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Contact
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Old North, Suite 100
37th and O Streets, N.W.,

Washington, D.C., 20057 US
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McCourt School of Public Policy
Old North, Suite 100
37th and O Streets, N.W.

Washington, District of Columbia, 20057 US