MBA/Master of Public Policy

The McCourt School of Public Policy and Georgetown McDonough offer a three-year program that leads to both MBA and Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees. This dual program is intended for students who seek to make an impact by collaborating across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

An MPP equips you with a set of core skills in policy analysis, program evaluation, management, and politics that prove valuable in many settings in both the United States and around the world. Government, nonprofit, and private employers need highly skilled, well-trained policy analysts who can dissect a problem, analyze and interpret data, and evaluate and create alternative courses of action. The MPP degree endows its practitioners with the analytical tools and critical discernment to tackle today’s most pressing policy questions.

Candidates seeking positions that require strong leadership skills, policy expertise, and a solid business foundation in public policy, nonprofit management, international development, and private sector careers, should consider augmenting their graduate business studies with an MPP from Georgetown.

At a Glance

Course Sequence Program Requirements
Year one – Public Policy Total credits – 79.5
Year two – Business School MBA credits – 40.5
Year three – Both MPP credits – 39


In your first year of coursework at the McDonough School of Business, you will follow the standard Full-time MBA curriculum with one exception – Managerial Statistics is replaced with Advanced Regression and Program Evaluation Methods.

In the remaining year, you will take two core courses (the Global Business Experience and Business and Policy in a Global Economy) and elective courses. You will work closely with your academic advisor to schedule elective courses, which are chosen from a wide range of options to gain expertise in specific fields.


You have the option of applying to both programs prior to enrolling at Georgetown or in the first year of either the MBA or MPP program.

Please confirm the specific Georgetown University MPP admission requirements with an academic advisor at the School of Public Policy.

Phone: (202) 687-9186

Fax: (202) 687-5544


“The dual degree program allowed me to personalize my Georgetown experience, bringing together my passions for public policy and business into a curriculum that prepared me to succeed amidst the challenges facing the public sector. The dual degree program allowed me to spend extra time and gather extra experiences to really figure out what I wanted to do professionally. Over and over again, I continue to professionally draw upon my education and experiences from Georgetown to make a difference in the world of public policy and business.”

Michael Hilburg, MBA/MPP, Class of 2010