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EMPA Class Profile

This table reflects our inaugural EMPA cohort via an orientation survey completed in late spring 2021.

EMPA Class of 2022

Students Enrolled

29

Gender

62% Female, 38% Male

Minority

58%

Average Years Work Experience

14 

Note: 8 years of experience is required for the EMPA program.

States Represented

12

Alabama, California, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington
 

Note: EMPA classes start later in the evening (Eastern Standard Time), so we are fortunate to have a large contingent of students from the west coast.

Other Countries Represented

3

Belgium, United Kingdom, and Thailand

Prior Graduate Degree

41%

Ph.D., J.D., PYS.D., D.B.A., MA, MPH, MS, and MSC

This table reflects the Class of 2023 EMPA cohort via an orientation survey completed in late spring 2022.

EMPA Class of 2022

Students Enrolled

39

Gender

67% Female, 33% Male

Minority

Majority minority 

Average Years Work Experience

16

Note: 8 years of experience is required for the EMPA program.

States Represented

17 states, the District of Columbia, and an American military base in Europe

Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin.
 

Note: EMPA classes start later in the evening (Eastern Standard Time), so we are fortunate to have a large contingent of students from the west coast.

Other Countries Represented

6

Finland, Ghana, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Tanzania.

Prior Graduate Degree

26%

Ph.D., J.D., MA, MS, MBA, M.Ed., and Gradaute Diploma.

How to Apply

EMPA Admissions Counselors