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Now offering Key Graduate Certificate Programs Key Executive Leadership Programs

Offered by the Key Executive Leadership Programs, the Executive Leadership Graduate Certificate Program focuses on developing skills, knowledge, and values needed by public and nonprofit leaders.
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Ranked 4th in the U.S. News & World Report (2021), 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.

The Key Executive Leadership Certificate is designed to provide a unique experience for enthusiastic and seasoned managers who have an interest in strengthening management skills, heightening leadership skills, and furthering their public service career. 

Key’s alumni leave as leaders who exhibit passion for improving public service, act with integrity and authenticity, become a force for personal and organizational change, and empower others to action and excel.

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Integrity. Skill. Fierce Resolve.

Find out what it means to be a part of the Key Executive Leadership Programs.


Roger W. Jones for Executive Leadership

Roger W. Jones Award Nominations Open!

Visit the Roger W. Jones Award homepage for more information about the nomination process.

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Leading From the Future: Action Today for Relevance Tomorrow Session #1


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Government employees now eligible for 25% discount in the KEY MPA Program

Key in the Media

  • Key alum, Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young, was inducted into the National Academy of Public Administration in November 2019.
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  • Key MPA alum, Anthony Militello, was awarded the D. Peter Lund Award for his work in fire protection engineering in October 2019.
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  • Key MPA Alum and Key Ambassador, Russell Robinson, was named one of the top employee engagement influencers for 2019.Read More