Lead Policy Change - Earn Your MPA in 15 months

No. 1-Ranked School for Graduate Education in Public Affairs

Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, a #1 ranked school for graduate education in public affairs, offers Master of Public Administration degree programs online and on-campus.¹

Online MPA for Executives

30-credit program

15-month completion

No GRE scores required

The accelerated online executive MPA program is designed for mid-career professionals with 5–7 years of experience who aspire to advance as leaders in the government, nonprofit, and private sectors. The online MPA features:

  • a curriculum designed and led by award-winning faculty who also teach on-campus;
  • a cohort of experienced professionals across diverse industries, perfect for collaboration and networking; and
  • an online learning format that allows you to continue working full-time while earning your degree.

Scholarships are available for qualified applicants.

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The Online Executive MPA Student Population

Many graduates of Maxwell’s executive MPA program pursue leadership roles that effect change on a local, national, or global level. Recent students and alumni have held a variety of positions:

  • Budget Director, NOAA/U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Senior Director, S&P Global
  • Executive Director, Invest in Girls
  • Nuclear Surface Warfare Officer, U.S. Navy

On-Campus MPA

The on-campus MPA program is designed for individuals earlier on in their careers who are looking to develop core concepts in management and policy.

This 40-credit program can be completed in as few as 12 months of full-time study.

Learn more about Maxwell’s on-campus MPA program.

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¹ Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs was ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report, Best Public Affairs Schools 2020 (https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-public-affairs-schools)