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George Washington University Doctorate in Public Policy

The main focus area for this major is General Public Policy Analysis. For more details on this concentration, visit its profile page.

Public Policy is a major offered under the public administration and social service program of study at George Washington University. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the doctor’s degree program in public policy, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more.

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How Much Does a Doctorate in Public Policy from GWU Cost?

$31,824 Average Tuition and Fees

GWU Graduate Tuition and Fees

During the 2019-2020 academic year, part-time graduate students at GWU paid an average of $0 per credit hour. No discount was available for in-state students. The following table shows the average full-time tuition and fees for graduate student.

In State Out of State
Tuition $31,770 $31,770
Fees $54 $54

Does GWU Offer an Online Doctorate in Public Policy?

Online degrees for the GWU public policy doctor’s degree program are not available at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the GWU Online Learning page.

GWU Doctorate Student Diversity for Public Policy

12 Doctor's Degrees Awarded
66.7% Women
There were 12 doctor’s degrees in public policy awarded during the 2019-2020 academic year. Information about those students is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Women made up around 66.7% of the public policy students who took home a doctor’s degree in 2019-2020. This is higher than the nationwide number of 64.0%.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those students who received a doctor’s degree at GWU in public policy at 2019-2020, none were racial-ethnic minorities*.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0
White 9
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Doctorate in Public Policy Focus Areas at GWU

Public Policy students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
General Public Policy Analysis 12


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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