EMPA Degree Information and Course Schedule

The Executive Master of Public Administration is designed to be completed in 21 months. Students will take courses together as a cohort in the order shown on the following degree map.

Degree Map

  TERM COURSES CREDITS
YEAR ONE Fall Term PA 518 Leading Public Organizations
PA 517 Leadership Development in the Public Sector 
3
3
Winter Term PA 533 Public Policy: Origins & Processes
PA 539 National Policy Process - Washington, D.C.
3
3
Spring Term PA 590 Public Human Resource Management
PA 540 Administrative Theory & Behavior 
3
Summer Term PA 545 Organizational Development 
PA 534 Administrative Law  
3
YEAR TWO Fall Term PA 544 International Field Experiences  - Vietnam or Korea
PA 547 Culture, Values, & Leadership
3
Winter Term PA 559 Research Design & Analytic Methods
PA 583 Advanced Budgeting Concepts & Techniques
3
Spring Term

PA 513 Administrative Ethics & Values
PA 512 Capstone Project

PA 508 Writing & Research as a Leadership Skill

3
5

1

You may find all the course descriptions here
You may find an example course schedule here