SUBR offers a new online executive MPA degree program
- Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Southern University, Baton Rouge (SUBR) and Education Online Services Corporation are pleased to announce the launch of a new online degree--the Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA). The online degree is housed within the Department of Public Administration which is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration. The EMPA is designed specifically for those who already have professional and public sector experience, who are striving for a higher level of education to enable them to access more growth and work opportunities within the public sector.
According to Education Online Services Chairman and CEO, Ezell Brown, "The EMPA prepares graduates to examine global aspects of public administration through specific analytical, managerial, and theoretical lenses which training students in management communication skills and policy analysis. As public policy issues become more complex, the demand for trained policy analysts capable of both quantifying and operationally executing procedural solutions has grown." Development of leadership skills is a central theme in all EMPA courses.
"The Executive Master of Public Administration incorporates the ideology that knowledge is an essential commodity of society that must transcend the traditional classroom to develop, nourish, inspire and energize the latent creativity and productivity of future generations," said William Arp, dean of the SU Nelson Mandela School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs.
"The EMPA is a world class online degree program and we are proud and excited to be assisting Southern University at Baton Rouge with this strategic initiative," emphasized Benjamin F. Chavis Jr., president of Education Online Services.
Applications are currently being accepted for the August 2012 class start. An EMPA applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum 2.7 cumulative undergraduate G.P.A., although a G.P.A. of 3.0 is preferred.
Middle-to-upper level managerial experience includes public sector and non-profit related experience position such as, but not limited to directors, assistant directors, high-level technical staff, senior managers, project/program managers. No undergraduate major or no-pre-requisite coursework is required; however, it is recommended that students be familiar with economics, statistics, and basic tasks and functions in Microsoft Office applications.
Federal financial aid is also available to those who qualify. For a complete list of admission requirements and further information on financial aid, please visit Southern University Online here or call Southern University Online at 866-895-8019.