Students in the EMPSA program may opt to complete the required residency weeks in College Station, DC, or a combination of the two.
The Online Executive Master of Public Service and Administration (EMPSA) program will add an option for students to complete the in-residence component at the Bush School’s recently opened DC Teaching Site.
According to Lisa Brown, Director of Extended Education at the Bush School of Government and Public Service, “A residency experience at a place other than College Station will give students another outstanding option to enhance their education and broaden their experience.”
While the EMPSA is offered primarily online, students must complete one week of in-house classes twice during their program for two weeks total. Each period, known as a residency week, consists of intense academic learning and an introduction to Aggie traditions, values, and culture. Previously, all residency weeks took place at the Bush School’s main campus in College Station, TX.
Now students will have the opportunity to choose where they would like to complete their residency weeks. The Bush School DC teaching site will hold residency week in the fall semester of each academic year, while the main campus will hold residency week during each spring and summer semester. Students may opt to complete the residency week requirements in College Station, in DC, or in a combination of the two locations.
“We hope this will attract more individuals from the DC area who are interested in more advanced education at the Bush School, especially with our emphasis on public service and collaborative learning environments,” said Brown. “In addition, this will give students who are interested in federal work or living in DC the opportunity to network.”
Applications for the summer 2022 EMPSA cohort close March 20, 2022. For more information about the EMPSA program, visit bush.tamu.edu/empsa.