Certificate in Policy Strategy

Become an expert on policy creation and implementation.

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Built with the policy strategist in mind.

WashU at Brookings’s Certificate in Policy Strategy gives you insider knowledge so you can engage more effectively in government decision-making, predict likely policy outcomes, and leverage windows of national and international opportunity.

A Program That Works for You


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17 course units

required and elective courses

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course formats

live virtual and in-person

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No deadline

for program completion

Required Courses


Upon completion, receive 25% off future open enrollment courses from WashU at Brookings and Olin Executive Education.

Certificate Benefits


a course at WashU at Brookings

  • Certificate from a highly regarded institution
  • Understanding of the impact laws, rules and regulations have on individuals and organizations
  • Connections with leaders from across government
  • No deadline for program completion
  • Interactions with WashU Olin faculty, Brookings scholars and other subject-matter experts
  • No fees to enroll. Just pay as you go. 

Partners in Excellence


The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to conduct in-depth research that leads to new ideas for solving problems facing society.

Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of Business

Through its Values Based, Data Driven™ approach to decision-making, WashU Olin works to equip students to lead and find solutions that will do the most good.

WashU at Brookings

WashU at Brookings is a partnership between the Brookings Institution and Washington University’s Olin Business School, designed to “teach the art of handling problems” to those in and engaged with government. Learn more here.