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Key Executive Leadership Programs

SPA's Key Executive Leadership Program Knows Success

The Key MPA is a Degree in Success

Only 6 months after graduation, 96% of graduates are working, attending grad school, or both.

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.

Success Story

Mia Beers, Key Executive Leadership Alumna

Key Executive Leadership Alumna Mia Beers is a 2015 recipient of the Service to America Medal. She is director of USAID's Humanitarian Policy & Global Engagement Division.

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By the Numbers


of Key Executive MPA students graduate.

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