The Master in Public Administration (MPA) at Rutgers–Camden provides students with the opportunity to expand their understanding of the world while preparing them for careers close to home or abroad. Through engaged civic learning, students learn how to make positive change in the world in which we live. The MPA degree is designed to prepare students for managerial and leadership roles in government, education and the non-profit and the private sectors and provides you with the credentials and skills to advance your career.

The Executive Master in Public Administration (EMPA) is a 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. Up to 12 credits are granted for professional experience when admitted to the program.

Our curriculum is designed to help working professionals advance in their careers and make a difference in their communities and organizations.

Want to know more about a Master in Public Administration program?

Please contact:

Dr. Michael Hayes, MPA Program Director,, to request an appointment.

Dr. Angie McGuire, EMPA Program Director,, to request an appointment, evenings between 4-6 pm.

Read what our Alumni think about the programs:

Todd Pisani, EMPA ’18

Chad Socha, MPA ’18

Rachel Postell, EMPA ’17

Chante’ Gunter, EMPA ’15

Greg Rappaport, EMPA ’13

Mike Tracy, EMPA ’13

Moira Cahill, MPA ’17

Program Highlights:

MPA – on campus 42 credit program with specialization choices:
-Public and Nonprofit Management
-Community Development

Executive MPA (EMPA) – Saturday morning classes accelerated degree program for mid-career professionals

Ready to apply to a Master in Public Administration program?