Our students represent a wide variety of interests and professional backgrounds, but they share a commitment to a career in the public sector. EMPA students come to the program from careers as diverse as local and state government, healthcare administration, law enforcement, educational administration, military, and nonprofit management.
Upon graduation, our students join a vast network of fellow alumni, many of whom work locally. This provides a valuable community for career development. Graduates of our program remain closely connected to the program and to each other throughout their careers.