The Online Executive MPA

From Syracuse University's #1-Ranked Maxwell School 1

Complete in as few as 15 months

No GRE or GMAT scores required to apply

Scholarships available for qualified applicants

The online Executive Master of Public Administration is designed for public service leaders who are passionate about driving change in their communities. The program will help improve your ability to manage people and resources, formulate policy, predict policy outcomes, and lead strategic organizational change to improve your organization’s impact.

The program features live, online classes taught by Maxwell’s faculty of leading public policy experts. Please note, at least five years of work experience is required to apply.

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A Curriculum for Public Service Leaders

Consisting of 30 credits, three core courses, and seven electives, the Executive MPA curriculum helps you to apply analytical principles to address real-world public service challenges. You can customize your seven electives through a selection of online and on-campus offerings from Maxwell and other online Syracuse graduate programs.

Optional elective opportunities for you to tailor your education include:

  • Weeklong in-person intensives on Maxwell’s campus in Syracuse and Washington D.C.
  • Main campus Maxwell classes via remote access
  • Cross-university online classes offered by other Syracuse schools such as the Newhouse School of Public Communications or the Whitman School of Management.

A Collaborative
Online Format

The online classroom is a hybrid of pre-recorded lectures, accessible 24/7, and weekly live video classes. Held after 7 p.m. EST Monday through Thursday, classes on average consist of no more than 15 students.

  • Flexibility: You can complete the EMPA in as few as 12 to 15 months, or two years on a part-time schedule (and you can alternate between full- and part-time status).
  • Quality: Learn alongside an executive network of highly accomplished professionals. With this small, cohort-based program you'll create powerful connections while also joining the larger Maxwell community.

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1 Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs was ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report, 2021 Best Public Affairs Schools. (Accessed June 2020) Return to footnote reference