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.
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.
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.