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Life as an Executive MPA Student
At the Maxwell School, we value collaborative learning environments that foster real student connections. ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse brings a community of dedicated public servants together online to share ideas, develop innovative solutions to pressing policy challenges, and prepare to drive positive change in communities worldwide through leadership, management, and analysis.
The Online Campus
The ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse campus combines the flexibility of online learning with the personal interactions of a traditional on-campus experience, helping students build real connections as they work together to address public service challenges. The online campus acts as a central hub for all of the program’s online features, including:
Live, Online Classes
Weekly, webcam-enabled classes bring students face to face with fellow accomplished leaders from across all sectors. Class sessions are led by acclaimed faculty and allow students to share their diverse insights as they work together to problem solve.
Assignments include interactive videos, real-world case studies, readings, and collaborative projects. Coursework is authored and led by Maxwell faculty and can be completed on students’ own time throughout each week.
Students can build personal profiles, join exclusive student-centered social networks, share portfolios, and develop connections with leaders from some of the top organizations throughout the public, private, and nonprofit sectors through the online learning platform.
Online campus tools can be accessed from any iOS or Android device through ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse’s mobile app. Students can watch coursework videos, submit assignments, set reminders, and track grades from anywhere.
Throughout their education, ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse students can depend on support from the Maxwell community, including:
Admissions and Student Support
An admissions counselor guides applicants through the admissions process to help them gather and submit application materials. Upon enrollment, students work with a student support advisor to manage their course load and discuss opportunities and challenges.
In addition to interactions in small online classes, students can engage one on one with faculty members to discuss grades, expand on in-class lessons, or seek professional guidance.
ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse’s technical support team is available 24/7 to help students acclimate to the online platform or resolve any technical challenges they may face.
ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse maintains the same commitment to quality of curriculum and student experience that have helped the Maxwell School develop a reputation as the premier school of public affairs in the nation. Take the first step toward joining our community of conscientious leaders by requesting more information.