ExecutiveMPA@Syracuse

Earn Your Master’s from a #1 Ranked School for Graduate Education in Public Affairs¹


GRE scores are not required for the executive program


Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs was the first school in the nation to offer a graduate degree in public administration for mid-career professionals. The school, which has consistently been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top-ranked school in the nation for graduate education in public affairs, offers both online and on-campus public administration degree programs.

Executive MPA: Delivered Online

The accelerated executive online 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 30-credit program can be completed entirely online in as few as 15 months in a flexible format for working professionals, and GRE scores are not required for admission.

Learn more about the online MPA for mid-career professionals.

MPA: Delivered On-Campus

The on-campus MPA program is designed for students earlier on in their careers or mid-career individuals looking to develop core concepts in management and policy.

The 40-credit program is offered on our Syracuse campus and can be completed in 12 months of full-time study.

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

Online Learning 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.

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