Admissions Overview

ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse welcomes ambitious professionals from diverse educational, cultural, and professional backgrounds who are united by their commitment to drive positive change. Candidates are expected to have significant leadership experience in the public, private, or nonprofit sector and should be able to demonstrate how an education from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs can help them improve their organizations or communities.

Explore the full list of admissions requirements.

Application Deadlines

Our admissions committee accepts and reviews applications on a rolling basis, and we encourage students to submit their applications as early as possible. In addition to having more time to plan courses, secure financial aid, and begin networking, students who submit their applications before the early priority deadline will have their $75 application fee waived. Students who submit their application by the priority deadline will have their application fee reduced to $45.

Application Deadlines
Cohort Start Early Priority Deadline Priority Deadline Final Deadline
Spring 2020 December 19, 2019 January 9, 2020 February 6, 2020
Summer 2020 March 19, 2019 April 9, 2020 May 7, 2020
Fall 2020 June 18, 2020 July 9, 2020 August 6, 2020

Why ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse?

Being a leader who can truly make a difference means embracing new ideas and constantly evolving alongside the challenges of the global community. Through the Maxwell School’s flexible, 30-credit Executive MPA online program, you can:

  • Complete your master’s degree in as little as 12 months
  • Learn critical new perspectives from award-winning faculty
  • Continue working full-time while enhancing your skillset
  • Broaden your professional network of mission-driven individuals

Take the next step toward advancing your career in the public or private sector by requesting more information now.