Online Executive Master of Public Administration
Ranked nationally in the top 5% by US News & World Report, the ASU School of Public Affairs is launching an Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) degree in collaboration with the McCain Institute for International Leadership. The EMPA program is designed to develop an executive leaders’ capacity for effective decision-making.
Next start date: N/A
Total classes: 10
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 30
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The ASU Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is a 19-month online graduate degree program which also features 3-day face-to-face executive sessions in both Phoenix and Washington, D.C. The program is a collaboration between the School of Public Affairs and the McCain Institute for International Leadership.
The EMPA program is designed for public sector leaders throughout the world with a minimum of 5-7 years of progressive leadership experience and for experienced leaders in the nonprofit and private sectors who deal extensively with government officials. You will participate in the program as part of a learning cohort, and the one-course-at-a-time online structure will enable you to maintain a work/life balance as you immerse yourself in each topic. Your learning experience will begin with an orientation and executive session in Phoenix. Approximately one year later, your class will reconvene in Washington, D.C. for a second executive session. The EMPA program will end in Phoenix, where you will present your applied projects.
As a student in the EMPA program, you will expand the breadth and depth of your professional network. The online curriculum will attract a more geographically diverse pool of applicants, both nationally and internationally.
The executive sessions in Phoenix and Washington, D.C. will further enable you to develop deeper relationships with your classmates. EMPA students will be selected based on their ability to demonstrate the value they would add to the learning experience of the entire class, and a new cohort will begin each year.
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Program Orientation and Executive Sessions in Phoenix, AZ
Leadership in Public Organizations
Microeconomics of Public Policy I
Strategic Planning for Public Sector Leaders
Data Analytics for the Public Good
Executive Sessions in Washington, D.C.
Application Deadline: March 1
The next cohort of the Executive MPA program will begin May 11, 2022. If you plan to apply for financial aid, we recommend you apply to the Executive MPA program as soon as possible. The earlier you apply to the Executive MPA program, the sooner your application will be considered by the admission committee. Please note applying for financial aid is a separate application process. Refer to the cost page for more information.
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