University of South Dakota

414 E Clark St, Vermillion, SD 57069-2390
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Program Details

The online Executive Master of Public Administration (E.M.P.A.) program is designed for seasoned public service professionals who seek to advance their understanding of administration in public and nonprofit organizations. To that end, students build the essential skills needed to provide effective leadership, communication, innovation, and change management in the public and nonprofit organizations of the twenty-first century. This online distance learning Master's degree in Public Administration program offers a curriculum rooted in core professional competencies which ensure that graduates of the E.M.P.A. program are prepared to lead and manage organizations; participate in the public 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.

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    Program Overview

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    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
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      Per Semester Credit
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    • Statement of Purpose
    • One official transcript
    • Three letters of recommendation
    • A minimum of 5 years of cumulative professional experience, including three years at the middle-to-upper level (documented through a current resume)

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

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