The Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL) is an interdisciplinary degree program that interweaves economics and political science with public policy and administration. Central to each course is an alignment with the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) emphasizing strategic leadership, performance results, and coalition building.
EMPL students begin the program in August, fulfilling the requirements for their degree over the course of 16-months. A tentative course schedule is as follows:
Fall 2018 Semester (9 Credits)
Faculty: Dr. Nuku Ofori
Faculty: Dr. Sam Potolicchio
Faculty: Dr. Hong J. Kim
Spring 2019 Semester (9 Credits)
Faculty: Professor Rachel Gillers
Faculty: Professor Adrienne L. Ferguson
Faculty: Dr. William Mea
Summer 2019 Semester (6 Credits)
Faculty: Professor Andres Marquez-Lara
Faculty: Dr. Geoff Seaver
Fall 2019 Semester (6 Credits)
Faculty: Dr. Gerry Gingrich
Faculty: Professor Kristin Nicholson
*While our EMPL courses were designed with special attention to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the ECQ alignment identified per course does not indicate a certification by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Nadhal Eadeh, EMPL'18
Special Assistant, Office of the Under Secretary for Benefits at U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
I have been really impressed with the faculty. They are very engaging. They are invested in your education and career growth. The faculty actively encourage EMPL students to get involved in the extra curricular policy related events on campus. They are world renowned and assist you in stretching your thinking capacities.
Justin Carder, EMPL'16
Supervisory Auditor at Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA)
Students in the EMPL program can expect to be challenged by professors that are experts in their field, leverage their cohort network to strengthen each other, all while developing new skillsets and strengthening their abilities throughout the course of the program.