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Executive Master of Public Administration

The Executive Master of Public Administration is a program for professionals that have been in the workplace for at least three years. The program is a unique opportunity for in-career professionals to earn a degree in just 20 Saturdays over a two-year period through online-based and in-person classes at our Dublin Campus. Like the traditional MPA program, the Executive MPA program introduces students to the fundamental elements of public policy and administration. These elements include disciplinary knowledge of public policy and administration, public service, leadership and data management. Our emphasis on combining theory and practice helps students learn to think critically and creatively, while engaging in problem solving activities that address both real and theoretical situations.

Built For Working Professionals, Like You

The Voinovich School Executive MPA program provides an opportunity for working professionals to upgrade their skills or jump start a new career path and earn an MPA, while juggling busy work and home lives. Executive MPA students learn to apply public management skills critically and creatively to solve real-world problems for their specific career path:

  • Nonprofit/Non-governmental organization
  • Public sector
  • Local, state or national government
  • Healthcare
  • Social services
  • Economic development
  • Law enforcement, fire and other public safety services
  • Active duty military and veterans of U.S. Armed Forces
  • Public agencies

Learn Today, Applicable Tomorrow

As the only Executive MPA program in Central Ohio, and one of the few in the state of Ohio, the Executive MPA is immediately applicable to your career, even while you’re in the program.

  • Taught by award-winning faculty, many who are also working professionals, the program is a unique combination of residency-based classroom learning and online interaction.
  • Executive MPA is cohort based, where you will develop relationships and professional connections with your classmates over the two-year period.
  • Face-to-face class meetings are held during residencies 10 Saturdays each year at Ohio University’s Dublin Campus, 6805 Bobcat Way Dublin, Ohio 43016. These classes bring all cohort members and faculty together in one location for collaboration.
  • Earn an Ohio University MPA, the same degree awarded to traditional, campus-based students.


Fall 2020 application deadline is Friday, August 28 for a September 12 start.
Spring 2021 application deadline is Monday, December 7 for a January 23, 2021 start.

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