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Whether you are preparing to enter the working world for the first time, making a change while balancing a day job or repositioning for new opportunities in your current career, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration (TSPPPA) has an academic path to get you there. With TSPPPA, you can:



Graduate Virtual Open House: October 17-27

CCAS Graduate Virtual Open House



Registration is open for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) Graduate Virtual Open House! The online event includes program-specific information sessions and opportunities to engage with current graduate students, faculty and our admissions team.

The Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration is hosting a career services session on Monday, October 17 at 12 p.m. EDT and an application workshop for prospective graduate students on Wednesday, October 26 at 7 p.m. EDT.

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Academic Programs





Why Choose TSPPPA?



Take advantage of our top-ranked programs and connections in the Washington, D.C. area, or apply TSPPPA's influence and impact to opportunities around the globe.



Our faculty are not only sought-after leaders in the policy field. They are mentors and advocates who care deeply about helping students succeed.



We offer tailored professional advancement programs and lifelong services for students and alumni at all career stages seeking meaningful work.



We are fiercely committed to an equitable, collaborative learning environment, meaning students have a voice in leadership roles and professional development opportunities.



Customize your degree to your life — and your public service aspirations — with part-time options, night or daytime courses and a personalized capstone program.






Valerie Singer



“As a later-career professional, I chose to pursue an MPA at TSPPPA to hone my skills and prepare me for a new work chapter. The faculty, staff and students exceeded my expectations — I was able to contribute my experiences in class discussions and cultivate new ways of thinking.”

Valerie Singer
MPA '19