Earn Your Executive MPA Degree While You Continue Working

Applications are being accepted for Fall 2023

Apply now to the EMPA Program.

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 conveniently taught in West Windsor, New Jersey. Saturday morning classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon 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 program is ideal for mid-to upper-level managers possessing at least five years of administrative and/or managerial experience. No standardized tests are required and 12 credits are granted for professional experience when admitted to the program.

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


Read more about what our Executive MPA alumni are saying about the Rutgers-Camden EMPA program.

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 from 9 am to noon, and are augmented with online materials.  

Complete Your MPA Degree in 24 Months

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


  • Public and Nonprofit Management
  • Leadership and Communication
  • Foundations of Policy Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Financial Management
  • Public Information Systems
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Research Methods
  • Research Workshop (Capstone)

Admission Information


The EMPA program has attracted and graduated professionals in a range of areas including state agencies and county and nonprofit organizations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Curious if the EMPA is right for you? Read what our graduates have to say.

Financial Aid

Students can finance their degree by 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 an extended period of time.


Contact Dr. Angie McGuire, Program Director at, or call 848-932-4750. Or request information at