The Executive MPA Online From Syracuse University’s Maxwell School
Classes Start This Spring
An Online EMPA From the Nation’s top-ranked school
Established in 1924, Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs was the first school in the nation to offer a graduate degree in public administration for midcareer professionals. By supporting interdisciplinary research, employing acclaimed faculty, and educating high-caliber students, the school has consistently been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the nation’s top-ranked school for graduate education in public affairs. Explore on-campus options.
Through the online Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program, ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse, the Maxwell School prepares experienced public servants to advance within government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations, both nationally and internationally.
A Curriculum Designed for Experienced Public Service Professionals
Designed for professionals in public or nonprofit sector leadership positions, the Executive MPA online program teaches students to formulate, implement, and evaluate policy; lead and manage organizations; and use evidence-based analysis to make a positive impact on the public good. Topics of study include challenges such as:
Integrating data analysis into management and policymaking
Managing budgets within organizations and evaluating public expenditures
Upholding ethics and morality in sectors facing conflicting values
Leading teams and organizations collaboratively across boundaries
Complete Your Degree in 15 Months
The online EMPA program consists of 30 credits that can be completed in just over one year. Students complete three core courses focusing on essential broad concepts in public administration and seven specialized subject courses.
Looking at other schools, I recognized Maxwell’s program as an ideal blend of coursework in leadership, management, and specialized public administration study. The school’s national ranking and reputation for cultivating top-notch leaders and administrators was proof of its value and effectiveness."
Raissa Figueiredo, EMPA@Syracuse Student October 2017
The online Executive MPA program delivers a learning experience that upholds the quality of Maxwell’s renowned on-campus programs. The flexible online program is available on a part-time schedule and feature:
Weekly, live online classes that bring students and faculty face-to-face via webcam
Full-time student support for all admissions, course planning, and technical needs
Self-paced coursework that can be completed anytime, anywhere, from any device
Access to on-campus resources, such as libraries, databases, and networking events
Courses in the Executive MPA online program are designed and led by faculty who also teach on campus at the Maxwell School. Maxwell faculty are accomplished researchers, practitioners, and leaders in the field of public affairs, including American Council of Learned Societies fellows, Fulbright Research fellows, National Endowment for the Humanities fellows, and a MacArthur fellow.
Join a community of more than 30,000 professionals worldwide, united by their commitment to service through the guiding words of the Athenian Oath: “...we will transmit this city not only, not less, but greater and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”
Resources for Advancing Your Career in Public Administration
At the Maxwell School, we are dedicated to helping our students find or advance within roles that allow them to drive lasting positive change in communities at home or abroad. Some of the career advancement resources available to online EMPA students include:
Students can meet personally with a career advisor to discuss personal goals, challenges, and growth strategies.
Maxwell’s Career Management System
This online portal displays exclusive internship, job, and fellowship opportunities in public affairs organizations nationwide.
Career Development Coursework
Students have 24/7 access to a virtual career-building course, which offers industry advice and career-building strategies.
Lifelong Alumni Connections
The Maxwell alumni community hosts a variety of networking events, exclusive social networks, and regional working groups.
Take the Next Step
Our Executive Master of Public Administration online program empowers public service leaders to develop solutions for the world’s most vital issues. Take the first step toward joining our online EMPA community by requesting more information today.