To be eligible for the Executive MPA program, applicants must have:

  • At least five years of mid-upper level administrative or managerial experience in a public or non-profit sector position;
  • A minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0;
  • Two letters of reference; and,
  • A personal statement, expressing your professional interest and commitment to public service.

Application Checklist

  1. Complete an online application at Rutgers-Camden EMPA;
  2. Select Rutgers-Camden, Graduate Programs, Public Administration-Executive, Program Code *56831Q*, located on the West Windsor campus of Mercer County Community College.  
  3. Official transcripts showing all undergraduate and graduate work*;
  4. Resume;
  5. Two letters of reference;
  6. Demonstrated commitment to public service expressed in a personal statement;
  7. Upload a personal statement;
  8. Email Dr. Angie McGuire (, program director, indicating that you have submitted your online application and mailed supporting documents to Rutgers Admissions.

*Official transcripts should be sent electronically to Rutgers-Camden Graduate Admissions.  If not sent electronically, official transcripts in the sealed envelope may also be mailed to Rutgers-Camden Graduate Admissions, 406 Penn St, Camden, NJ 08102