PSU Executive MPA Information Sessions

Posted on December 27, 2013

Portland State is beginning its recruitment efforts for the Fall 2014 EMPA class. They have a number of informational sessions coming up and we want to spread the word.



What is an EMPA?

Good question, it’s an “Executive Masters in Public Administration” designed for individuals already working in the public sector who have at least 10 years of work experience.  Here’s more from the PSU website:

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“The program prepares individuals for advanced leadership, with an assumption that they have already “earned their wings” as successful managers of people, programs and organizational units. Our students have a clear commitment to public service and strong personal motivation to deepen their knowledge, sharpen their skills, and assume advanced leadership roles in public service.”

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What makes the PSU program special?

The PSU EMPA program is one of only two fully accredited EMPA programs in the country.  EMPA students operate in a cohort so students learn as much from each other as they do from their professors.  Also, central to the EMPA curriculum is a unique leadership model that has been proven and tested for over 20 years in the US, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam.

Where can I find out more?

If you have specific questions feel free to contact Marcy Newton the Program Coordinator for the EMPA program.  Here email is and her phone number is 503-725-5165. You can also attend one of these lunch hour informational sessions:

  • Portland_State_Vikings2Jan 15  – Portland State University
  • Jan 16 – Multnomah County
  • Jan 22 – Washington County
  • Jan 23 – Air National Guard
  • Jan 29 – Clackamas County
  • Jan 30 – DCBS – Salem
  • Feb 26 – Portland State University (might be an evening session)


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