Students can complete the EMPA for Public Service Leaders in less than one year.
Find the answers to your most pressing questions.
How long does it take to complete the Executive MPA (EMPA) for Public Service Leaders program?
How many students are in the Executive MPA (EMPA) for Public Service Leaders program?
The EMPA is a cohort-based program where students take their required leadership courses together. There are approximately 20-25 students in a cohort, enabling faculty and advisors to create a tailored experience for students in the program.
Can Executive MPA (EMPA) for Public Service Leaders students take courses outside of Wagner (at Stern, the Law School, Steinhardt)?
Yes, EMPA students may take elective courses at various NYU graduate programs. For more information, please visit http://wagner.nyu.edu/courses/otherlistings
What is the cost of tuition and fees for the Global EMPA Program?
Please see the schedule of tuition and fees. The Global EMPA is a 30-credit degree program.
What age are students in the Executive MPA (EMPA) for Public Service Leaders program?
Students in the EMPA have at least 10 years of professional experience and 7 years of management-level experience, and are either a rising leader, or already in an executive position.
What type of visa would I apply for to study in New York at NYU for the Global EMPA Program, and what type of visa would I apply for to study in London at UCL?
Over the summer prior to enrolling in the program, admitted students will apply for a US F1 or J1 visa to study full-time in the fall semester at NYU Wagner. In October, after classes begin at NYU, students will apply for a Tier 4 visa to study full-time ...
What types of career services are available at NYU Wagner and UCL?
NYU Wagner's Office of Career Services (OCS) and UCL's Careers Service offer resources for students and alumni to develop appropriate strategies that lead to successful careers. In the fall semester in New York, students will also have access to executive...
What does the Graduate Admissions Committee look for in an applicant to the Global EMPA Program?
Applicants to the Global EMPA should have at least 7 years of management-level experience, and be either a rising leader, or already in an executive position.
Does NYU Wagner have a weekend program?
Yes, the EMPA program offers a Saturday schedule option
What types of career will the Global EMPA program prepare me for?
The program prepares graduates for careers at global and domestic institutions, in senior management or leadership roles A list of example organizations can be viewed here.
What is the size of the Global EMPA program?
The program will enroll approximately 20 students.
When is the application available for the Global EMPA Program?
The application will be available online here in late August. If you would like to be contacted once the application is available, please complete this form.
What type of advisement and support is available to the Executive MPA (EMPA) for Public Service Leaders students?
Upon entry into the program, students engage with the program faculty director and a program administrator to review their academic and professional goals and begin to craft an individual learning plan.
When will I be informed of the admission decision for the Global EMPA Program?
The application review process begins immediately following the submission. For applicants who apply by the December 15 date, decisions are typically sent by mid-March and rolling thereafter.
What are the application deadlines for the Global EMPA Program?
The deadline for the Global EMPA application is December 15 (scholarship deadline).
Is assistance with external scholarships provided for the Global EMPA Program? Are there Fulbright scholarships for this program?
Financial assistance is a partnership. As our part of this partnership, we will try to assist as many students as possible within our limited fellowship and scholarship resources. The students' part of the partnership is to eliminate consumer debt, mainta...
Will my employer or another organization support my education costs for the Global EMPA Program?
While many prospective applicants are self-funded, some students receive some form of full or partial financial sponsorship from their employers or from government programs that fund graduate study in public administration. Sponsorship may include an agre...
How can I learn about the Global EMPA Program?
If after reviewing the Global EMPA webpages you have additional questions, please contact us by completing this form. In addition, information sessions for prospective Global EMPA students are held in person and online. Please complete this form if you...
Can I apply to the Global EMPA program as a part-time student?
The Global EMPA is a full-time enrollment program. Students are not admitted for part-time coursework.
Is housing assistance provided for those entering the Global EMPA program?
Yes, NYU and UCL each have an off-campus housing office to assist incoming students with their short-term housing needs. The offices list rentals in the New York City and London areas.