• Welcome to Executive Education Programs

  • Created in 1964 as one of America’s first midcareer programs in public administration, Executive Education at Maxwell offers graduate education degrees, certificates of advanced study, and customized training --- all tailored to meet the needs and goals of today’s public minded professionals. A hallmark of Executive Education is its collaborative atmosphere, which encourages cross-cultural learning among students and faculty.

    Nearly half of the participants come from outside the United States, representing 18 – 20 different countries annually. In the past seven decades, more than 10,000 people from all over the world have completed our graduate degrees and professional training at Maxwell, readied to make positive change globally and locally, in communities large and small.

  • Overview of Programs

    prospective students

    Degree Programs
    Thinking about a Maxwell Executive Education degree? Discover the flexible full- and part-time programs of study in public administration and international relations for midcareer professionals.

    We offer an Executive Masters in Public Administration on campus as well as an online version of the same program. You can earn an Executive Masters in International Relations on campus or in Washington DC.

    visiting scholars  Certificates of Advanced Study

    Maxwell offers numerous options for mid-career professionals to earn a certificate of advanced study as an alternative to or in tandem with our degree programs.

    Most certificates of advance study require 12 – 15 credits of course work on a full-time basis over one semester or on a part-time basis dependent on the student’s schedule. Consider developing deeper expertise in a specialized area relevant to your career in one or more of the 15 CAS currently offered!

    Maxwell professors and staff Executive Training

    Each year, Maxwell delivers more than 20 different Executive Training programs for 500 international and US participants. The topics of study are as diverse as our 160 faculty within Maxwell and the broader set of faculty across Syracuse University.

    We have a long tradition of tailoring our training to the specific needs of US and foreign government agencies, non-profit institutions, and universities interested in collaborative partnerships that further the study and practice of public administration, public affairs, and international relations. Take a look at some our recent work!