FIU launches Executive MPA on Brickell

The Department of Public Administration at Florida International University is launching an Executive Master of Public Administration degree at the university’s downtown on Brickell location.

The only program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) in Miami-Dade County, FIU’s MPA is ranked among the top 100 in the nation and the No. 1 program in South Florida by U.S. News and World Report. The department is housed within FIU’s School of International and Public Affairs, which is an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.

“The addition of the Executive MPA program is a strategic expansion for the Department of Public Administration’s master’s degree program,” said Meredith Newman, chair of Public Administration. “Today’s marketplace is global, and working professionals are looking for programs that will give them a competitive edge. The Executive MPA on Brickell combines the superior quality that FIU’s Public Administration faculty bring with the convenience that South Florida’s working professionals require.”

The Executive MPA is designed for public service professionals in executive, senior and upper-level management positions in the public sector and in non-profit organizations. An accelerated graduate degree, it can be completed in as little as 16 months.

“By expanding our programs at Brickell, we’re giving Miami’s working professionals access to some of the top Public Administration faculty in the country,” said John Stack, executive director of the School of International and Public Affairs and associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. “This contemporary degree program is an ideal fit for Miami’s current and future leaders.”

The Executive MPA is a cohort-based program, meaning students start together and finish the program together. This allows for a supportive environment and opportunities to network with other executives in the region.

Classes begin January 2013 at 1101 Brickell Ave. Space is limited as less than 25 students will be admitted for the inaugural class. The department will host special information sessions at noon, Wednesday, Sept. 5, and 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Additional information is available at online or by calling 305-348-4338.


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