Effective Leadership for Today
Today’s policy challenges require skills in applying economics and program evaluation, knowledge of the institutions and processes through which policy is set and implemented, and skills in leading and communicating to navigate the complex interactions in internal and external organizational environments.
Streamlined, Practical Curriculum
The degree builds skills with special attention to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) for the Senior Executive Service (SES), as identified by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
How To Apply
Applicants must have at least seven years of work experience, a 3.0 undergraduate GPA, and two recommendations demonstrating leadership, management, and critical thinking skills.
Designed with working professionals in mind, the degree consists of ten in-person, intensive, week-long courses (30 credits) over a 16-month period. Students will also complete some online work, assignments, and reading in between each course.
The Executive Master of Policy Leadership is offered to students who want to develop their executive competence along with a cohort of current and future leaders.
The McCourt Community
The McCourt School is a vibrant, engaged, and diverse community of students, scholars, and practitioners devoted to solving society's most pressing challenges through evidence-based policy.
Targeting High-Potential Employees
The Executive Master of Policy Leadership meets the needs of currently employed, high-achieving professionals from the public and non-profit sectors. Students typically have or are ready to take on senior management and executive-level responsibilities within their organizations.