Office of Admissions

Our society faces a set of complex, intractable problems– promoting shared economic growth, increasing access to high-quality healthcare and education, and limiting the effects of climate change. The solutions to these problems require an evidence-based and cross-disciplinary approach, rooted in an understanding of the people these solutions intend to help. McCourt faculty, researchers, students, and alumni are responding to the call to take on these challenges. Our mission is to tackle the complex issues of today, and inspire and empower the leaders of tomorrow. We are a community of global citizens, conducting policy-relevant research, and building bridges between our work and the communities we serve. Training the ethically-grounded leaders of tomorrow, and giving them the cutting-edge skills to have a positive impact in the world, is the heart of our work. Our students understand the importance of connecting policy to the people it’s designed to serve, and are prepared for the challenges of working across differences. The McCourt community is committed to supporting and creating opportunities for the critical dialogue that is so deeply woven into the fabric of Georgetown, to further inform our understanding of the issues and guide our policy proposals. Our location in Washington, DC, puts our students at the center of the policy world, providing them with unprecedented access to the policy research, experts, conversations, and opportunities they crave to accelerate and deepen their professional impact.

Degrees Offered

Master of Public Policy (MPP)
Master of Policy Management (MPM)
Master of International Development Policy (MIDP)
Master of Science in Data Science for Public Policy (MS-DSPP)

Fields of Specialization/Study Tracks

Child / Family Policy
Education Policy
Energy Policy
Environmental Policy
Foreign Policy
Government (Public) Administration
Healthcare Policy / Management
Housing / Economic Development
Human Rights / Humanitarian Affairs
Information & Technology Policy / Management
International Development
Nonprofit Management
Public Finance / Budgeting
Security Studies (National or International)
Social Policy / Poverty
Urban Studies / Regional Planning

Graduate Program Overview

The McCourt School is a top-ranked public policy school in our nation’s capital offering five master’s degree programs, nine dual degrees, global learning opportunities in a range of destinations, and certificate and other executive education programming. For more information on our program offerings, please visit our website.

Admissions Deadline

Early Action (merit-based scholarship funding consideration) - December 1
Priority Deadline (merit-based scholarship funding consideration) - January 15
Final Deadline - April 1

Admissions Overview

For more information on admissions guidelines, please visit our website.

Contact Information

Georgetown University, 3700 and O Streets, NW Old North, Suite 206
Washington, DC

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