Geraldine Decembre, MPA Key Executive Leadership, 2017

"After some searching, I realized I wanted to be an agent of societal change in the emerging and growing field of restorative justice. I knew SPA would push me personally and professionally, and take me to the next level of a career in federal law enforcement."

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Jennifer Tether
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Spring Valley Building, Room 605

Key Executive Leadership Programs 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016 United States

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Phone: (202) 885-2940 Graduate programs: spagrad@american.edu Undergraduate programs: aupublicaffairs@american.edu

Kerwin Hall

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The Key Executive Leadership MPA

Ranked 5th in the U.S. News & World Report (2016), our Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) provides a unique cohort experience to enthusiastic and experienced leaders employed predominantly by the Federal government, though a significant number of state, local, nonprofit and private leaders also graduate from the program.

Key Advantages

LEARN to be an authentic leader who works collaboratively, creates change, acts with integrity, and inspires others to act.

STUDY with leading scholar-practitioners in the public sector who challenge you to put public administration principles into real-world practice.

WORK with a cohort of peers in a mutual learning environment and share information, make connections, and form lifetime friendships.

EXPAND your knowledge about public administration principles and develop leadership skills through readings, course work, and conversations with professors and peers--and apply those principles to the workplace.

EXPERIENCE action learning through a project that challenges you to identify a major problem in your workplace and manage a team of colleagues to find a solution.

We Know Success

% of Graduates are now Working, Grad School, or Both

We Know Success Facts

97 percent of Key Executive MPA students graduate.