Program Overview

The Executive Master in Public Administration (EMPA) program is a 3-year, 45-credit-hour program designed for working professionals with at least four years of relevant work experience. Students develop practical skills to successfully navigate their current work environments and advance their careers.
The EMPA program is structured to provide a feasible yet rigorous educational experience for students trying to balance work, family, and school responsibilities. Typically, EMPA students spend between 15 and 20 hours a week in program-related activities (including travel, time in class, homework, and team collaboration).
Classes are held one night a week at the BYU Salt Lake Center for the duration of the program.