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Contact Information

401 Cooper Street
Camden, NJ 08102

For Graduate Programs:
Ms. Sandra Cheesman
Phone: (856) 225-6860

For Urban Studies:
Ms. Karen McGrath
Phone: (856) 225-6337

Dept. Fax: (856) 225-6559

Executive Master of Public Administration


Now Accepting applications for Fall 2014 Classes

Rutgers-Camden Department of Public Policy and Administration in collaboration with Rutgers Center for Executive Leadership in Government is pleased to offer an Executive MPA Program now conveniently taught in Central New Jersey.  Saturday morning classes meet at the Conference Center at Mercer on the Mercer County Community College campus, minutes from Trenton and major highways.  View the directions to the Center.

The EMPA program prepares you for advanced career opportunities in the public and nonprofit sectors, including municipal, county and state management and executive-level leadership positions in nonprofit organizations.

This highly selective, 42-credit program is ideal for mid- to upper-level managers possessing at least five years of administrative and/or managerial experience for executive leadership positions. 

Register for an Information Session

May 21, 2014 6-8 p.m. i
at the Conference Center at Mercer County Community College
1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor

June 5, 2014, online webinar 6:30-7:30

June 11, 2014 6-8 p.m.
at the Golden Inn
7849 Dune Dr.
Avalon, NJ 08202

Questions? email Dr. Angie McGuire


Cohort Model Fosters Learning

The Executive MPA program admits students as a cohort with enrollment limited to 20 students. The cohort model provides a supportive learning environment that encourages learning and collaboration.

Courses are designed to develop and enhance students’ leadership, organizational, policy and public management skills. All classes are held on Saturday mornings and augmented with online materials.  

Complete Your EMPA Degree in 24 Months

Degree requirements can be completed in 24 months with one-week summer residencies offered over two summers.  Additionally, up to nine credits may be awarded for professional experience.

Courses include:

  • Public Management
  • Leadership & Communication
  • Foundations of Policy Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Management
  • Ethics
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Public Information Systems


Admission requirements. Be sure to indicate in your personal statement that you are applying for the Executive MPA Program.

Application checklist 

Sample schedule of classes.

Graduates of the program offer insight to the career impact the program provides.

Have Questions?

Want to learn more about the program and how it works?
Please call or contact Dr. Angie McGuire, Program Director at, or call 732-932-6998 x603.