ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse
Best Grad Schools Public Affairs 2021

Earn Your EMPA Online From the #1-Ranked Maxwell School¹


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 2021 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, the GRE is not required.

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

The following rankings from U.S. News & World Report are specialty rankings received by the Maxwell School within the Public Affairs category³:

#1 in Public Management and Leadership
#2 in Nonprofit Management
#2 in Public Finance and Budgeting
#4 in International Global Policy and Administration
#7 in Local Government Management
#8 in Environmental Policy and Management
#8 in Public Policy Analysis
#10 in Urban Policy
#14 in Social 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.

¹U.S. News & World Report2021 Best Public Affairs Schools (Accessed June 2020)

²U.S. News & World Report2021 Syracuse University Public Affairs Program and Specialty Rankings (Accessed June 2020)

³U.S. News & World Report2021 Syracuse University Public Affairs Program and Specialty Rankings (Accessed June 2020)