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Executive Master of Public Administration


Now Accepting applications for Fall 2015

Classes start Saturday September 5, 2015

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 West Windsor, 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. 

Finish your MPA degree in two years -attending Saturday morning classes.

Register for an Information Session

Open House: Information Session: May 13, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. 
at The Conference Center at Mercer room 123 on the campus of Mercer County Community College

Information Session Webinar: June 18th from noon-1:00 p.m.  and March 5 from noon-1:00 p.m.

Register for a session

Get Directions

Questions? email Dr. Angie McGuire

or call: 732-932-6998 x603


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 and Nonprofit Management
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Foundations of Policy Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Management
  • Ethics In Public and Nonprofit Sectors
  • 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.

Financial Aid

Students can finance their degree working with the Office of Financial Aid.  Visit the Rutgers Camden Admissions Office site for more information regarding loans to pay for tuition and fees, and repayment over extended period of time.

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.