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The School of Public Policy offers an array of educational programs designed to develop the future leaders in the public, non-profit and private sector organizations addressing issues of global significance. 

The degree programs are designed to prepare our students for careers in policy analysis, management, leadership and scholarship. These programs range from masters degrees to the Ph.D. to executive workshops, and cover public policy across the local, state, national and international realms.


The School of Public Policy is committed to experiential education outside the classroom.  Experiencing the policy process first-hand and gaining real-world work experience is pivotal in a student’s career development and reaching future career goals. 

We are located inside the Capital Beltway, a short Metro ride from Congress, federal agencies, international organizations, think-tanks, and numerous non-governmental and non-profit organizations which offer a rich selection of internship and employment opportunities for our students.  But, our students are not limited by geography and we have current students and alumni throughout the U.S. and around the world.

To make the student career internship available to as many students as possible, MSPP has created a unique student internship fund, a unique program that provides financial support to students who take unpaid internships in their field of interest.

Financial Aid Sub

Graduate education is an expensive proposition, and students pay for it by drawing on a variety of resources, including personal savings, family support and/or income from outside employment.  Many students also supplement these sources, to a varying degree, with financial aid.

All applicants for first-year admission to MSPP degree programs are automatically considered for merit funding awards regardless of citizenship.  No additional paperwork is required.  There are other awards that require specific applications.  Links to those resources are below.

Robertson Fellowship