Executive Masters of Public Administration M.P.A. (Distance, Hybrid, or Online Option)
Field of Study
The Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program is an interdisciplinary, inter-sectoral degree designed for working professionals who want to enhance existing skills and advance their careers in the broad field of public affairs. Through an 18-month blended course of study taught by Cornell faculty, you will receive advanced training in strategic planning and management, economic and financial analysis, program evaluation, and project management.
Contact InformationWebsite: https://publicpolicy.cornell.edu/studying-at-brooks/masters-programs/cipa/empa/
Phone: 607 255-6668
Concentrations by Subject
- Public and Nonprofit Management
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Application Requirements and Deadlines
Summer: Deadlines on the 15th of each month, opening September 15 and closing April 15.
- Completed Cornell Graduate School application
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or an equivalent international degree
- Résumé demonstrating 8 years of professional experience. Applicants with fewer than 8 years may be considered if their experience is especially relevant and other qualifications are strong.
- Two letters of recommendation
- Statement of purpose
- Personal statement
- Video interview
- The English Language Proficiency Requirement for all applicants
- GRE, GMAT, scores are not required
The EMPA Program is designed to develop student competency in the following areas:
- Communicating powerfully and managing effectively at the intersections of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors
- Improving Policy and leading change in the face of complex problems that affect the lives and wellbeing of people in your community or around the world
- Bringing strategic mindset and analytical skills to organizations and strategic partners to drive consequential impact on seemingly intractable policy challenges
- Applying research and data to real-world problems and policy, translating research into practice, and conducting data-driven evaluation of the results and effectiveness of programs and policies