Degree and Certificate Programs for Midcareer Professionals

Preparing global leaders for a global community

Maxwell's executive degree programs help midcareer professionals fill gaps in their skills or knowledge, prepare for future management and policy challenges, deepen their understanding of critical global issues, or refocus their career plans.

Our programs are flexible by design, allowing students to complete the degree as their schedules allow, on a full-time or part-time basis. We offer programs in Syracuse, Washington, DC, and online. 


Executive Master of Public Administration

Prepares managers for the challenges of leading organizations in the public and private sectors in the midst of dynamic global change.
Learn more about our EMPA degree program.

Executive Master of International Relations

Focuses on the global arena, highlighting the opportunities and challenges facing leaders in a dynamic, international environment
Learn more about our EMIR degree program.

Executive Master of Arts in International Relations in Washington, DC

For midcareer professionals looking to advance their career and deepen their understanding of critical global issues
Learn more about our EMIR in DC degree program.

Online Executive Master of Public Administration

Prepares experienced public servants to advance within government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations, both nationally and internationally.
Learn more about our Online EMPA degree program.

Certificate Programs

Executive Education offers several Certificates of Advanced Study options for midcareer professionals to pursue either as a stand-alone 12-credit alternative to our EMPA or EMIR programs or concurrently with one of our executive degree programs.
Learn more about certificate programs.

Executive Training Programs

The Maxwell School's Executive Education department has a long tradition of working with foreign governments, civil society, institutions and individuals to develop collaborative partnerships that further the study and practice of public administration.
Learn more about our executive training programs.