Our Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program is designed for seasoned managers and executives who are prepared for a challenging and accelerated program. Popular with highly motivated applicants with at least three to five years of management experience, this intensive professional curriculum will strengthen skills in analysis, management and communication, and prepare students for a dynamic leadership role across public service organizations.
The Executive MPA program examines current issues and problems confronting public and nonprofit leaders. This is an accelerated two-year program designed especially for those interested in earning a Master of Public Administration degree at the same time as they pursue their professional careers. Courses are frequently team-taught by leading public or nonprofit executives along with Baruch's distinguished faculty, exposing the intrinsic relationship between theory and practice. Our cohort-style learning, special networking events, and online learning communities will encourage you to build relationships and expand your connections throughout the program.
Classes meet for 35 Saturdays during each year from September to June. While most courses are given over a ten-week period, a few are taught on an intensive five-week schedule. The fee includes books, pre-registration, meals on class days, staff support, computer training, career seminars, guest lecturers, and special orientation and graduation activities. Resident tuition and program fees for the 2012-2013 academic year are $23,524 and for out-of-state/international students, tuition and program fees cost $31,189.
This year (2012-2013) marks the entrance of the twenty-ninth Executive MPA cohort. Each cohort is comprised of approximately 24 students with two cohorts attending simultaneously (one in the first year of the program, one in the second). Students bring a wealth of experience from the nonprofit, public and private sectors. Each cohort represents a wide diversity of ethnic and racial backgrounds.
Additional Requirements for Executive MPA Applicants- Applicants to the Executive MPA Program must have a minimum of 3-5 years professional management experience as well as an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or a Master's degree or significant work toward a Master's Degree. Applicants must complete the Work Experience Form, found on page 21 of the Graduate Application. In addition, please note the GRE is not required for admission into the Executive MPA Program.
There are eight required courses (24 credits) and six additional elective courses (18 credits) as selected by program administration, totaling 42 credits
|PAF 9100 -||Introduction to Public Affairs||3|
|PAF 9103 -||Communication in Public Settings||3|
|PAF 9120 -||Management I, Public and Not-for-Profit Sectors||3|
|PAF 9130 -||Economic Analysis and Public Policy||3|
|PAF 9140 -||Budgeting, Accounting, and Financial Analysis||3|
|PAF 9170 -||Research and Analysis I||3|
|PAF 9172 -||Research and Analysis II||3|
|PAF 9190 -||Capstone Seminar||3|
|View all Course Descriptions|