Master in Policy Management

General

Programme Description

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.

LEADING EXPERTS on our faculty share their knowledge and are regularly called upon to advise the government on topics ranging from child welfare to education reform to job creation.

THE GEORGETOWN NETWORK is one of the strongest and most engaged in the world. Our graduates go on to serve in top positions in the public, private, nonprofit, and multilateral sectors.

WORK EXPERIENCE -- MPM students have, on average, 13+ years of experience.

MPM Students at graduation

MPM PROGRAM

Flexible Schedule

The 12-class MPM degree is designed to be flexible to meet the needs of full- or part-time students.Full-time students complete their degrees after one summer and two semesters. Part-time participants fulfil the requirements for their degrees over the course of two summers and four semesters.

  • 12 class degree program
  • Summer Institutes: 4 week-long sessions (4 classes)
  • Core semester-long classes (3 classes)
  • Capstone Project: 1 class
  • Electives: 3 classes

MPM students start the program in the summer with foundational classes. Fall starts are permitted with permission of the faculty. Full-time students can complete the program in one year by participating in four intensive, week-long classes during the summer and four classes during the fall and spring semesters. Part-time students can finish the degree in two years by taking one or two intensive week-long summer courses during their vacations and then by taking two classes in the evenings during the fall and spring.

Prerequisites

A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required with at least 5 years of meaningful experience.

SAMPLE COURSES

  • Innovations and Leadership in Public Management
  • Decision Making for Public Policy
  • Economic Analysis for Public Policy
  • Management of Programme Evaluation
  • Research Methods

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Last updated July 2018

About the School

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 leadi ... Read More

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. Read Less