Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)


schroeder_empaThe EMPA exists to educate leaders for a global community, to contribute to the world in the Maxwell way, that is leaving the (world) better off than we found it.  EMPA students commonly praise the Public Administration Department for its expert faculty, both as scholars and practitioners. Students are also pleased with the opportunity to tailor the EMPA curriculum to their specific needs. And most of all, students are impressed with the dynamic learning environment at Maxwell that combines a diverse student body and a broad array of research centers. Frankly speaking, there is never enough time for students to capture all that is available at Maxwell.

If you are a working professional interested in a challenging education and joining an elite group of people that want to be a part of the world’s solutions, go ahead... apply, or reach out to us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!

• Oldest program of its kind (founded 1964)
• Flexible curriculum with 70% of coursework as electives
• 30 Credits total taken full- or part-time


STUDENT PROFILE (116 Students)
• Average Age: 41 years
• Average Years Experience: 15 years
• International Students: 48%


Rob Myers

Every day at Maxwell is a chance to learn from world class faculty and colleagues who have worked in amazing situations. It's like a yearlong internship into the world's top NGOs and public organizations.

Rob Myers '09 E.M.P.A./'10 M.A. (I.R.) U.S.A.

Marina Ayvazyan

The rich international atmosphere of students with diverse professional experience has helped my transformation from being a citizen of my country to becoming a citizen of the world with endless opportunities ahead.

Marina Ayvazyan '09 E.M.P.A./M.A. (I.R.) Russia