Executive Master of Public Administration
• Currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 cohort. Learn more! •
Preparing for Tomorrow's Leadership Challenges
The vitality of the public sector cannot be taken for granted. It requires creative approaches to leadership development as well as heightened efforts to develop the next generation of professional, managerial, and leadership talent. Our Executive MPA (EMPA) program—one of only two fully accredited EMPA programs in the country—equips our graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary for advanced leadership roles in public service.
EMPA Program Benefits Include:
- Unique Leadership Model - central to the EMPA curriculum is a proven leadership model, tested for over 20 years in the U.S., Japan, Vietnam, and Korea.
- Saturday Class Sessions - weekend classes make it convenient for working professionals to attend.
- Cohort Learning Experience - students benefit from the rich and varied experiences of their peers.
- Faculty and Staff Advisors - each cohort has a mentor to provide guidance through the program, and each student works closely with a faculty advisor on a management challenge pertaining to their particular organization and goals.
- The Center for Public Service - students gain access to the wealth of the Center's resources and activities and become life-long members of a strong community of public service leaders.
- We are currently accepting applications for the Fall 2016 cohort! The priority application deadline is April 1st, 2016.
- Interested in learning more about the EMPA program? Sign up for an upcoming information session!
- CPS is pleased to welcome David Bragdon on February 13th to dicuss Oregon's transportation policies. Learn more here!
- Read about the 2014 EMPA Cohort's recent trip to Vietnam for their PA 544 International Field Experience.
- Save the date: The CUPA Hooding Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 10th, 11:00am-2:00pm, at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront.
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Fill out the form below to request more information, download this brochure, or contact EMPA Program Coordinator Tiffany McElmurry: