Georgetown University’s new Master's Program in Addiction Policy and Practice is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary course of study that seeks to build a national policy workforce to respond to one of the most untreated chronic health conditions in the United States – the disease of addiction. Applications for the program ARE NOW OPEN for our first class that will begin in July 2021.

The M.S. in Addiction Policy & Practice program trains future leaders in the addiction policy field by providing students with a comprehensive understanding of addiction, including public health and criminal justice policy, basic science, and evidence- based prevention, treatment and recovery.

The Master’s program draws on the faculty and resources of Georgetown University’s various schools, including the Graduate School of Arts and Science, The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, the McCourt School of Public Policy, and the basic and social science departments of Georgetown College.  

The program is completed in 1 year, from June until July of the following year, and spans a prescribed program of 30 credit hours to complete, including a capstone project. It is intended to be completed as a full-time program.

Our Mission

  • To uphold Georgetown University’s mission of engaging in civic life and being of service to others.
  • To embody Georgetown University’s commitment to cura personalis by fostering a more compassionate, comprehensive and evidence-based approach to the disease of addiction and addressing the significant stigma attached to addiction.
  • To develop and promote an evidence-based approach to addiction policy through research and education by drawing from Georgetown University’s interdisciplinary expertise in science, law, and public policy.

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