24 months
1885 USD/credit 37700 USD/year
1885 USD/credit 37700 USD/year
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At the Public Policy program offered by George Washington University, we prepare students for positions in public policy research and analysis; we also prepare them for leadership roles in the field.Trachtenberg School classes are held on the Foggy Bottom Campus. Many classes are in the evenings, enabling full-time and part-time students to pursue their degree while working.


Key facts

The M.P.P. is a 40-credit degree offered through the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration; the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences grants the degree. The curriculum balances coverage of public policy theory and practice with contemporary policy issues.

Policy fields include budget and public finance; education policy; environmental policy; health policy; national security policy; philosophy and social policy; program and policy evaluation; public-private policy and management; science and technology policy;   social policy; urban policy; and international development management. Students can also design their own field of concentration.

The M.P.P. can be combined with the George Washington University Law School’s J.D. and with the Ph.D. in political science for a dual M.P.P-Ph.D. degree. For details, visit dual M.P.P.-J.D. degree or dual M.P.P.-Ph.D. degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Research Methods and Applied Statistics
  • Economics for Policy Analysis 
  • Politics and Policy Analysis
  • Econometrics for Policy Research 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two (2) recommendations
  • Transcripts are required from all colleges and universities attended, whether or not credit was earned, the program was completed, or the credit appears as transfer credit on another transcript. Unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be uploaded to your online application. Official transcripts are required only of applicants who are offered admission.
  • Statement of purpose

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1885 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    37700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1885 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Washington, D. C.

1705 - 2975 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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