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Admissions

Ready to advance your career?

Whether you are a recent college graduate or have years of experience, the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration will prepare you to solve problems and make changes in government, nonprofits and the private sector.

When you join the Trachtenberg community, you will learn from world-class scholars, lay the foundation for a fulfilling and successful career, and gain access to an extensive alumni network.

 

 


Application Requirements

 

highlights 

 

95%

of graduates employed or settled within six months of graduation

65+

career programs hosted
each year

18

graduate degree and certificate options

Top 9%

ranking for public affairs programs by U.S. News & World Report

 

 


Additional Information

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Combined Degrees

Interested in completing your bachelor’s and master’s in five years, or combining a law degree with a doctorate? Combining degrees is a great way to further expand your perspective while saving time and money. 

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Non-Degree Students

The Trachtenberg School encourages non-degree (visiting) students and students from other GW degree programs to take Trachtenberg School courses, pending sufficient space.

 


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George Sullivan

 

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“The TSPPPA MPA enabled me to successfully transition to the private sector from federal government while remaining grounded in the principles necessary to lead teams that deliver high impact to stakeholders.”

George Sullivan
MPA '19