eMPA Program Structure & Teaching Methods
The eMPA Program’s mission is to identify and recruit individuals for executive educational training, to help meet the growing demand for mid-career professionals across the public and nonprofit sectors. The program is geared towards working professionals who wish to pursue an MPA degree, but cannot physically attend classes in person. Through the online delivery of advanced skill concepts, the eMPA program prepares mid-career professionals to lead and manage organizations as public servants.
Executive Masters of Public Administration students must complete 36 credit hours for the online Executive Master of Public Administration degree, usually over 18 months of full-time study.
The program is delivered primarily online, with the possible exception of an orientation meeting once or twice a semester. The program is administered through the Blackboard Academic Suites and Course Compass e-learning software. These platforms include live chats, online lectures, virtual classrooms and teleconferencing capabilities.