Executive Master of Public Administration
University of South Dakota

Program Details

Based from the public service perspective, the Executive Master of Public Administration is an online program at the University of South Dakota that is designed for the seasoned professional who is competent, principled and respectful of the citizenry she or he serves.  Whether you work for a public or non-profit organization, you will advance your insight and improve your skills in leadership, communication and change-management.  As a graduate of the EMPA program at USD, you will be fully prepared to lead your organization with the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for an ever-changing world.


  • 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)

School Accreditation Statement

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