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Executive Public Policy (EXPM)   

Program Title and Classification

Executive Public Policy

Graduate Degree Program

College: Public Policy


The School of Public Policy is one of the nation’s leading graduate programs devoted to the study of public policy, management and international affairs, with particular expertise in the fields of environmental policy, energy policy, international development, international security and economic policy, health policy, education policy, social policy, non-profit management, public management and leadership,acquisitions, and public finance. The School offers a wide variety of master’s programs, joint degree programs, graduate certificate programs, and one of the nation’s premier doctorate programs. The School’s location just outside of Washington, D.C. attracts a stellar faculty of scholar-practitioners who are experts in the theory and practice of public policy and management and influential participants in the nation’s policy-making process. The location and faculty in turn attract outstanding students by providing them, not only an in-depth, rich curriculum, but extensive exposure to and interaction with the real-life world of policy-making, the federal government, the international diplomatic community, state and local governments, and a host of non-governmental and multinational organizations. It is one of the few policy schools to combine state, national and international policy study under one roof, and to take into account policy interests in all sectors of the economy, thus allowing both faculty and students to study the full range of issues in all courses and in all research.

Admissions Information

General Requirements:

Program-Specific Requirements:

For more admissions information or to apply to the program, please visit our Graduate School website:

Application Deadlines

Type of Applicant FallSpring
Domestic Applicants:
US Citizens and Permanent Residents
29 Jun17 Jan
International Applicants:
F (student) or J (exchange visitor) visas
A,E,G,H,I and L visas and immigrants.
15 Mar29 Sep

Other Deadlines: Please visit the program website at

Degree Requirements

Master of Public Management (M.P.M.)

Total CreditsCore Requirements

Non-thesis only: 30 credits required

PUAF 711: Public Management and Leadership OR equivalent (3 credits)

PUAF 692: Leadership Principles and Practices OR equivalent (3 credits)

PUAF 650: Moral Dimensions of Public Policy OR equivalent (3 credits)

PUAF 670: Public Budgeting & Financial Management OR equivalent (3 credits)

Electives (18 credits)

*Core courses can be substituted with other Public Policy courses with advisor's approval.


The Executive Master of Public Management (EMPM/EXPM) program is for professionals with at least 5 years of policy and/or management experience. It consists of 30 credits of prescribed courses in the arts of public management and policy analysis. Students move through the program as members of a cohort at a designated site, either off-campus or on-campus on alternating weekends (Friday evenings/Saturday days).

Additional information on the curriculum and admissions policies of this program is available on the School's website.



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