Executive Master of Public Affairs

Earn an Executive MPA

The Executive Master of Public Affairs (EMPA) is a 39-credit-hour professional course of study that builds on the 18 hours earned in the Executive Public Management Certificate program and provides the knowledge, networking, and interdisciplinary experience necessary to operate and manage public agencies and nonprofit organizations.

Offered with a management concentration, the Executive MPA challenges students to explore critical social, political, legal, global, and administrative problems in public affairs.

Earn knowledge and skills in:

  • Strategic management in the public sector
  • Recognizing and addressing ethical issues
  • Law and its influence on the public sector
  • Identifying various policy models and issues surrounding their application
  • Applying statistical analysis to decision making
  • Analyzing executive leadership in public organizations