Admission in the program is competitive and limited to the strongest applicants in order to maintain a class size of no more than 25. The program is specifically designed for the formal education of current and potential governmental and nonprofit managers and leaders. Applicants come from professional positions in government and nonprofit organizations. A Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from a recognized institution of higher education is required, and an undergraduate Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better is desired. Applicants must have at least five years experience, including experience at the supervisory or managerial level. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is not required for the EMPA program.
- Step 1:
Review which supporting materials (personal statement, etc.) are required, and then complete and submit the online application form. You can stop and resume a previously begun application as often as necessary using your Login ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN).
- Step 2:
Pay the application fee online. An express mail fee is optional for those applicants living abroad who want express mail notification of decisions. Payment by check or money order is also acceptable. Applications received without fees are not processed. Application fees are non-refundable.
- Step 3:
Send supporting materials (including the fee, unless paid online) to the appropriate graduate admissions office. Decisions cannot be rendered on incomplete applications. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure that all required documents are available for review by the program's stated deadline.
Once you have submitted the application and have been admitted, you may register for courses