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 address the challenges faced by governments, nonprofits and the private sector.
When you join the Trachtenberg School community, you will learn from world-class scholars (link to faculty page), lay the foundation for a fulfilling and successful career (link to career page) and gain access to an alumni network that spans the globe (link to alumni page).
George Washington envisioned a university that would prepare leaders for the nation. We offer a master of public administration, master of public policy and master of arts in environmental resource policy to help forward that vision. Today, the Trachtenberg School is the top-ranked public affairs school in the nation’s capital.
The Trachtenberg School combines research and education, theory and practice. PhD students utilize a multidisciplinary approach while undertaking sophisticated research in the field of public policy and administration. Students learn an array of analytical skills and leverage their academic interests to produce original research within a specific field of study.
Students pursuing certificates have the opportunity to build on their professional experiences and develop new areas of expertise related to nonprofit management, budget & public finance and environmental resource policy. Graduate certificates from the Trachtenberg School position students to advance their careers.
Interested in completing your Bachelor’s and Master’s in five years? Combining degrees is a great way to further expand your perspective while saving time and money. Learn how to navigate the admissions process for a dual degree.