The flexibility you want; the curriculum you need.
USD’s Executive Master of Public Administration is the perfect fit for experienced public service professionals.
The Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) program is designed specifically for working professionals committed to leading in nonprofit and public organizations. With a 100% online curriculum, our program will enhance your leadership skills, prepare you to participate in the public policy processes, and communicate with a diverse audience.
Our courses are tailored to give you real skills needed in public administration. Students in this program will learn how to resolve disputes, construct budgets, collaborate with internal departments, create an inclusive environment, and make better, well-informed and ethical decisions.
Our students work full time, and we understand that earning an advanced degree is a big commitment. That’s why we offer three start dates each year and 100% online classes, so you can start your EMPA degree when it’s convenient for you.