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Key Executive Leadership Programs

The Key Executive Leadership MPA

Ranked 8th in the U.S. News & World Report (2012), American University's Key Executive Leadership Master of Public Administration (MPA) provides a unique 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.

Featured Faculty

Robert Marshak Robert Marshak
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SPA - Public Admin and Policy

Success Story

Key Alum Promoted to Acting Deputy Regional Administrator at GSA

Key Executive Leadership MPA alum Robert Schall was promoted to Acting Deputy Regional Administrator of the National Capital Region within GSA.

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By the Numbers

70 %

of Key students receive promotions within 1 year of graduation.

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