Experience an Online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (EMPSA)!
- Online Master’s Program with One Week Each Year of Residency (2 Weeks Total)
- Choose a Homeland Security Track, a Nonprofit Management Track, or a Public Management Track
- Culminating Applied Capstone Project with Industry/Governmental Partners
- Courses Are 100% Online (Excluding the two weeks total required in residence for the program)
- 39 Graduate Credit Hours
- Complete in Two to Three Years Based on Potential Transfer Credits and Your Schedule!
- Transfer up to 12 Credit Hours of of the Bush School’s Graduate Certificate in Homeland Security, Public Management, or Nonprofit Management Certificate Course Credit to the Related Track.
- Applications accepted for the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
Earn a Master of Public Service and Administration degree from Texas A&M University and the Bush School of Government and Public Service that sets you apart!
The Executive Master of Public Service and Administration Program is a rigorous 39 graduate credit hour, non-thesis executive degree program offered online with a total of two required weeks in residence at Texas A&M University in College Station.
High Impact. Endless Possibilities. The executive program delivers high-quality and high-impact coursework for individuals who continue to pursue their full-time professional careers while further developing in-depth, advanced skills in public service leadership, decision making, and critical investigative and evaluative methods within the public sector. Degree program applicants must have at least five full-time years of cumulative experience in public service. Three years of experience at the middle to upper level is required.
A Natural Fit to Your Schedule. Leverage your time to the maximum with online classes. Online classes are held in fifteen-week fall and spring sessions, and ten week summer sessions. Two one-week residencies required. They typically occur in the summer for residency one (PSAA 601) and residency two (PSAA 675). There is also a week-in-residence offered in the fall semester for residency two only (PSAA 675).
Specialize in Your Field. EMPSA students select a track area of Homeland Security, Nonprofit Management, or Public Management. Students complete 18 hours in the selected track area.
Solve the Tough Challenges! The EMPSA education experience culminates with a final, required capstone project, in which executive students work collaboratively on a public service and administration project in conjunction with a government agency or nonprofit organization.
Trusted Reputation. Texas A&M University is ranked #1 in the nation for 6-year student graduation rates by the Chronicle of Higher Education, 2018 and #1 among all national public universities for a superior education at an affordable cost by the Fiske Guide to Colleges, 2018. Learn more about Texas A&M University rankings.
Connect Globally. Our students and graduates can experience the Aggie Network of over 506,602 former students who live around the world. Moreover, graduates become a part of the very strong, vibrant, and close-knit community of former students that comprise the Bush School network!
NASPAA Accredited. The Master of Public Service and Administration degree at the Bush School of Government and Public Service is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA).