Core and Research Faculty
- Bob Bifulco, Chair and Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
- David Van Slyke, Dean and Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business and Government Policy
- Tina Nabatchi, Joseph A. Strasser Endowed Professor in Public Administration
- John McPeak, Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
- Saba Siddiki, Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
- Julia Carboni, Associate Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
- Jonnell Robinson, Associate Professor, Geography; Director, Community Georgraphy
- Todd Dickey, Assistant Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
- Catherine Gerard, Associate Director, Executive Education; Director, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration
- Steve Lux, Director, Executive Education
- Dana Radcliffe, Adjunct Professor, Public Administration and International Affairs
The Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is open to individuals with substantial experience and managerial responsibility in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors (including NGOs). The typical candidate has at least five years of management experience and holds a position beyond that of basic supervisor. The program is designed for mid-career managers who require updated information and skills, who anticipate promotion to a leadership position, or who plan to transition to the public or nonprofit sectors. Current students are drawn from public sector organizations of all types including government ministries and NGOs; federal, regional, state, and local domestic agencies; and a variety of nonprofit and private organizations. The 30-credit program may be completed in 15 months of full-time study (2 courses per quarter) or in a variety of part-time formats.
The degree consists of 10 courses, including three required courses: PAI 895 - Mid-career Training Group Executive Education Seminar, PAI 897 - Fundamentals of Policy Analysis, and PAI 996 - Master’s Project Paper. Four of the additional seven elective courses may be selected from other SU online education offerings, with permission, from another college or school of the University.
Applicants must have 5 or more years of mid-level professional experience, including management responsibilities that demonstrate increasing levels of supervision of projects and personnel. International students must provide evidence of English proficiency. A score of at least 100 is required on the internet based TOEFL test. GRE not required.
Degree Awarded: Master in Public Administration
Total Credits Required: 30 credits
With permission, students may transfer up to 6 credits of equivalent graduate level coursework.
Students may complete the program on a part-time basis as long as the degree is completed within seven years as stipulated by Syracuse University policy.
Students must maintain at least a 3.0 average GPA.