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.
- Choose between our rigorous Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Policy (MPP), MA in Environmental Resource Policy, PhD in Public Policy and Administration and many graduate certificate programs.
- Schedule classes during the day or at night to accommodate a job or internship.
- Take advantage of courses not only within TSPPPA but throughout the larger university and throughout our consortium schools.
- Work with real-world clients, including federal and local government agencies and nonprofits, through the practical capstone program.
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.
The GW Trachtenberg School's Master of Public Administration (MPA) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) are accredited through NASPAA, the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration.
“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.”