Georgetown University

Georgetown University Graduate School

McCourt School of Public Policy


3700 O Street, NW

Washington, DC 20057

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Public Policy (MPP), Master of International Development Policy (MIDP), Master of Policy Management (MPM), Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy (MSDSPP), Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL)

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) is a 48-credit degree program, divided into core (required) courses and elective courses. Students in the full-time program complete the MPP in two years. Students in the evening program can complete the MPP in three years (including both summers). A MPP means mastering a set of core skills in policy analysis and program evaluation, management, and politics that are valuable in many settings – from national, state, and local governments to think tanks, consulting firms, community-action groups, and direct-service providers – not only in the U.S., but around the world. 

The Master of Public Policy Evening Program (MPP-EP) provides the same set of skills as the full-time MPP but affords full-time employees an opportunity to continue working while earning an MPP degree part-time. As with the full-time MPP program, the degree requires 48 credits. Students complete the degree in three years, including two summers. Academic and work experience requirements are the same as the full-time MPP degree. 

The Master of International Development Policy (MIDP) degree equips today’s future leaders in development with the essential technical and analytical skills necessary to make a positive difference in the world. A degree for professionals with experience in development or related fields, the MIDP delivers skills in evidence-based policymaking within a broad, multi-disciplinary curriculum. 

The Master of Policy Management (MPM) degree equips policy leaders with essential management and analytic skills that allow them to meet policy management challenges. A degree for professionals with significant practical experience, the MPM hones and integrates their talents to enhance effectiveness in the policy world. McCourt provides committed policy professionals with the theoretical foundation and practical tools they need to make a difference.

The Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy (MSDSPP) 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. The MSDSPP is a full-time, 39-credit (14 course) degree program, divided into core and elective courses which can be completed in two years.

The Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL) equips policy professionals with the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to advance to senior leadership and executive level positions. The curriculum is designed with special attention to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) for the Senior Executive Service (SES). For 16 months, students participate in ten hybrid courses each composed of a five-day, in-person experience integrated with interactive online learning over a two week period.

The McCourt School offers dual degrees in the following areas: 

  • Master of Public Policy/Master of Business Administration (MPP/MBA)
  • Master of Public Policy/PhD in Government (MPP/PhD)
  • Master of Public Policy/PhD in Psychology (MPP/PhD)
  • Master of Public Policy/Juris Doctor (MPP/JD)
  • Master of Public Policy/ Master of Science in Foreign Service (MPP/MSFS)
  • Master of Public Policy/ Master of Arts in German and European Studies (MPP/MAGES) 
  • Master of Public Policy/International Organizations MBA (MPP/IOMBA)
  • Masters of Public Policy/HEC Paris’ 
  • Masters in Management-Grande Ecole (MPP/MiM)
  • Masters in Policy Management and the Korean Development Institute School of Public Policy’s Global Masters Program (MPM/GMP) 


Georgetown University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

International Student Requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS Results: International students are required to demonstrate a level of competence in English sufficient to meet Georgetown Graduate School and U.S. F-1 student visa requirements. All applicants who received an academic degree from a college or university where English is not the primary language spoken, or is not the medium of instruction, are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS scores taken within the past two years.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: MPP/MIDP 48 credits,

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Loans Offered: Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Applicants may apply for loans by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FAFSA Code: 001445

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