About the Program

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The Executive Master of Public Administration degree is designed to offer mid-career professionals an opportunity to broaden their horizons and make an impact in public service or the private sector.

This degree program is offered by the College of Charleston at the Lowcountry Graduate Center. Instruction is provided by distinguished professors, with coursework designed for professionals looking to make a meaningful impact on the community, help tackle complex social challenges, and take an organization to the next level of mission fulfillment.

Application procedures for the Executive MPA follow those of the traditional MPA admission. It is now receiving applications until July 1, 2019 for the Fall 2019 cohort at the LGC.

Program Director

Judith Millesen, Ph.D.
College of Charleston
Professor and Director of MPA

For more information, visit these pages:

College of Charleston – Master of Public Administration 

College of Charleston – New Executive Format Announcement 

College of Charleston – EMPA Press Release 

EMPA Flyer
Executive Master of Public Administration program offered at Lowcountry Graduate Center by the College of Charleston




Admissions Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions; undergraduate GPA of 3.0
  • Official GRE scores (cumulative 300, analytical writing 4.0); TOEFL scores if your primary language is not English
  • Current résumé
  • A letter of intent; three letters of recommendation
  • Training in basic statistics
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a writing sample, such as undergraduate theses or term papers, samples of work projects, etc.