Jan 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

Executive Master of Public Administration (E.M.P.A.)


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Admissions Information  

Student Learning Outcomes  

Program Overview


The EMPA is offered online for working public service professionals who seek to advance their understanding of administration in public and nonprofit organizations. It is taught by the same faculty that teach on campus. It prepares you with a strong theoretical background, as well as an experiential component to provide a practical experience. Lead and manage organizations; participate in the policy process; analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions; articulate and apply a public service perspective; and communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.  Learn more at  usd.edu/onlineempa.

DELIVERY: Online

Application Requirements


  1. Completed application
  2. $35 application fee
  3. Official transcripts*
  4. Letters of recommendation*
  5. Admission test scores*
  6. Statement of purpose
  7. Resume/CV*

*Requirements for admission vary by program and may require different documentation and have different deadlines. For specific program requirements and submission deadline, visit: catalog.usd.edu.

State Authorization - It Matters Where You Live


If your learning placement course (internship, externship, clinical, rotation, practicum, independent study, study away, etc.) or your online course will be taken outside South Dakota, please reference USD’s State Authorization webpage.

State Authorization

Questions?


Department of Political Science
605-677-5242 | polsci@usd.edu | usd.edu/polsci

Graduate Admissions 
605-658-6200 | gradadmissions@usd.edu  | usd.edu/grad

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