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Jonathan Leon

I am Maxwell.

The executive master of public administration at Maxwell has supported my professional and personal growth in the public sector. On top of growing and expanding my professional network, I have been promoted at my job, offered a seat on a nonprofit board, and accepted into three prestigious professional development opportunities.”

Jonathan Leon ’19 E.M.P.A. (ONLINE)

Senior Director, Georgia Regional Impact, Leadership for Educational Equity

Read more about Jonathan’s experience

Executive M.P.A. Application Checklist and Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Please note that the academic calendars for the on-campus and online Executive M.P.A. programs differ, and they have different application deadlines and start dates. Applications for both programs are accepted year-round.

Students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline for full consideration. Only complete applications (including TOEFL, IELTS or Duolingo scores, if applicable) will be reviewed for admission and financial aid.

On campus:
July 1 for fall entry
November 1 for spring entry
May 1 for summer entry

July 31 for September entry
November 6 for January entry
February 6 for March entry
May 8 for July entry

Application Materials

  • Application fee: $75*
  • Personal statement
  • Résumé (preferred) or CV
  • The GRE is not required for application to any PAIA master’s degree program; however, students with valid GRE scores are encouraged to submit them as part of their application if they feel they accurately reflect their abilities. The ETS school code for Syracuse University is 2823. is 2823.
  • English Proficiency Exam (international students only): TOEFL, IELTS or  Duolingo scores
  • Transcripts: unofficial transcripts may be submitted with the application; however, if admitted, official transcripts will be required in order to enroll.
  • Letters of recommendation: two (2) letters of recommendation from a current or previous faculty member or professional supervisor

*Applicants to the Online E.M.P.A. program can contact an admissions counselor to learn if they qualify for an application fee waiver. Applicants to other programs may complete the application fee waiver request form.

Don't go it alone.

For expert guidance on how to complete a successful application, please visit the department's admission and application assistance pages. Or, click the link to schedule a one-on-one appointment with an admission counselor.

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Public Administration and International Affairs Department
215 Eggers Hall