ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse
Best Grad Schools Public Affairs 2020

Earn Your EMPA Online From the #1-Ranked Maxwell School


GRE not required


Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs is a #1-ranked school for graduate education in public affairs for 2020 according to U.S. News & World Report.¹ In addition, the Maxwell School was top-ranked for over 10 public affairs specialties. Since the rankings began in 1995, the Maxwell School has been consistently ranked the number one or number two school for graduate education in public affairs.²

ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse, the Maxwell School’s online Executive Master of Public Administration program, delivers Maxwell’s world-class Executive MPA education to dedicated public service leaders living and working all over the world.

The 30-credit program can be completed online in as few as 15 months, and like many executive degree programs, GRE waivers are available.

Learning Online at Maxwell

Maxwell’s online learning format promotes collaboration between students and faculty and allows you to continue working full time while earning your degree. The program features:

Engaging Online Learning

Work with a diverse community of peers to tackle public service challenges in collaborative online classes.

Networking Resources

Build lasting professional relationships through collaborative classes, social networks, webinars, and alumni events.

Community Support

Access support from dedicated advisors, invested faculty members, and the worldwide Maxwell alumni community.

Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs Rankings

U.S. News & World Report, 2020 Public Affairs Specialty Rankings³:

#1 in Public Management and Leadership
#2 in Nonprofit Management
#2 in Public Finance and Budgeting
#4 in Information and Technology Management
#6 in International Global Policy and Administration
#7 in Public Policy Analysis
#8 in Environmental Policy and Management
#10 in Local Government Management
#12 in Social Policy
#14 in Health Policy and Management
#14 in Homeland Security and Emergency Management
#15 in Urban Policy

Make a Greater Difference Now

From our award-winning faculty to our accomplished students and alumni, the Maxwell community is dedicated to helping public service leaders leave the world a better place than they found it.

Take the next step toward joining the Maxwell community by requesting more information now.

¹Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs was ranked #1 by  U.S. News & World Report, Best Public Affairs Schools 2020.
² Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs has consistently held the number one or number two spot since the rankings began in 1995.
³ Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs was top-ranked in several program and speciality areas by U.S. News & World Report's 2020 rankings.