Which program is right for you? Explore the three masters degrees, one PhD, and multiple graduate certificate options to determine which Trachtenberg School degree is right for you. All programs are committed to academic rigor and dedicated to preparing graduates for opportunities across academia as well as the public, private and nonprofit sectors.
What We Offer
Classes meet at night so you can work or intern. You have access to classes within the Trachtenberg School, throughout the larger university and even within other universities around the D.C. metro area. MPA and MPP students can select a field of study from this list of 13 options or work with an advisor to design their own.
Learning Beyond the Classroom
Being four blocks from the White House, steps from think tanks and lobbying organizations and a quick metro ride away from myriad nonprofits means that you have opportunities to apply what you learn in the real world.
Courses that Prepare
Whether you are taking one of the core courses required of your program or an elective of your choosing, you'll learn theories and hone skills to ensure your prepared for whichever sector you want to work in next.
Work with real-world clients including federal and local government agencies and nonprofits through several class assignments throughout the program. Every MPA, MPP and MA-ENRP student completes a pro bono Capstone project for a client of their choosing. You’ll graduate with more than a degree; you’ll have an actual consulting experience.
Faculty who Care
Our faculty are academic experts whose research shapes public policy and practitioners who teach. From the Chief Statistician of the United States to assistant editors at the leading academic journals, faculty become resources for theories, skills and real-world application. They also serve as mentors and guides helping you explore career options and connecting you to additional opportunities.
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