Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL)

General

Program Description

Transforming Leaders. Transforming Policy.

The Executive Master in Policy Leadership (EMPL) equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively lead in today’s complex, dynamic policy environment.

INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM

The 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.

DEVELOPED FOR THE WORKING PROFESSIONAL

Over the course of 16months, students participate in ten hybrid courses each composed of a five-day, in-person experience integrated with two weeks of interactive online learning.

A HIGH-PERFORMING, LIFELONG NETWORK

Students participate in a diverse,team-based cohort, guided by faculty experts. Together, they build a lifelong network of learners.

CAPSTONE PROJECT

Students extend their knowledge gained in the classroom to an applied capstone project that integrates analytic, management, and advocacy considerations to address a specific public policy or leadership problem.

AT THE VERY CENTER OF THE POLICY WORLD

McCourt’s location in Washington, D.C., places EMPL at the center of the policy world, giving students access to leading practitioners and exposure to government agencies, international bodies, and non-governmental organizations.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

We strive to enroll a diverse cohort and encourage applications from high-achieving professionals with demonstrated leadership and management experience. A minimum of seven years of professional experience is required. No GRE or GMAT is required.

  • Completed Online Application.
  • Resume or CV.
  • Personal Statement.
  • Academic Records (transcripts from all degree-granting universities).
  • Two Recommendations.
  • Interview (by invitation only).

Information Sessions

Join us online or in-person throughout the year for a comprehensive overview of our EMPL program and answers to your questions. Sessions will also discuss the admissions process and requirements.

Last updated Sep 2018

About the School

Our location in Washington, D.C., puts our students at the center of the policy world, giving them access to the highest concentration of policy internships and jobs, and allowing us to bring in leadi ... Read More

Our location in Washington, D.C., puts our students at the center of the policy world, giving them access to the highest concentration of policy internships and jobs, and allowing us to bring in leading policy practitioners as both teachers and speakers. Read less