The EMPA's week-long National and International Field Experience courses can be incredibly eye opening for new and veteran leaders alike. For the National Field Experience, students have an opportunity to go to Washington D.C. to visit the sources of national policy with live case studies. Over the course of a week, students meet with national agency representatives, members of Congress and their staff, the President's staff, and lobbyists and issue advocates. This personal and up-close approach to learning about the policy process leaves students with a detailed understanding of the way work is accomplished in Washington, DC and gives them insights on how this affects their work back in the Northwest.
For more information about this and other unique aspects of our degree program, visit the Executive Master in Public Administration website.