Executive master of public administration

The Executive MPA Program, conveniently located in the heart of New York City, is designed for full-time professionals who have well-established managerial experience, and seek to maintain their current employment duties while working hard to advance their career and make an impact. Its unique Saturday-only format allows busy professionals the opportunity to balance work and academics.

The program is a focused educational effort delivered through a practitioner-professor co-teaching approach that brings to life issues individuals will face in their career, and is grounded in the daily reality of managing complex organizations.Students have a minimum of five years cumulative career experience with at least three years in a management role. Courses move at a brisk pace, incorporating principle and practice with the opportunity to engage in and collaborate on projects, presentations, and practicums that hone managerial instincts and sharpen analytical skills.

Program Fast Facts

  • Total program fees are inclusive of all textbooks, trips, meals and materials
  • Breakfast and lunch provided during each 7-hour class day
  • Program completed within two academic years
  • Participatory class discussions
  • Average class size of 23
  • Low student to faculty ratio: 12:1

Classmates, Alumni and Connections
As an Executive MPA student, you won’t just learn the skills necessary to advance your role in public policy. You’ll build professional networks, lasting friendships, and open the doors for partnerships and business opportunities. Classmates are only one great asset—you can also draw on our rich network of alumni as a continued connection beyond graduation.

Many of our graduates have pursued roles at prestigious public policy organizations and institutions such as New York Cares, the Roundabout Theater Company, New York-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell, and the American Federation of the Arts.

Opportunities Beyond the Classroom
While in the program, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore and apply learning opportunities that go beyond traditional classroom instruction, including:

  • A 5-day immersion experience in Washington, D.C. for second-year students
  • Individualized and group advisement with executive faculty
  • A speaker series featuring public service leaders
  • Events and alumni networking opportunities
  • Public Affairs Week activities, including lectures and discussions

2014 Tuition and Fee Schedule

Location Total Fees*
In-State $25,595
Out-of-State $33,995

*All fees include books, pre-registration, meals on class days, staff support, computer training, career seminars, guest lecturers, and special orientation and graduation activities.

Attend an Open House
Offered monthly, our Saturday open houses are a great way for you to meet with current students, faculty and staff, and observe a class.

Register for an open house today


To learn more about the program, contact Robert Walsh, Faculty Director of the Executive MPA program at Robert.Walsh@baruch.cuny.edu