Executive Masters in Public Administration (EMPA)

The Executive Masters in Public Administration (EMPA) program is offered in partnership with Indiana University and The University of Utah. The participation of partner universities allows the program to select experts in their respective fields of study who bring a depth of knowledge and an emphasis on practical application, both of which are essential to creating a relevant master’s degree program. The Gulf Arab States, and in particular the U.A.E., are in the process of transforming the public administration systems. Most of the governments in the region have traditionally promoted developmental activities, provided citizens with many social services, maintained an income-tax- free environment, and provided employment in the public sector to citizens. The reform process tries to deal with some of the difficult aspects of this ambitious agenda through promoting a leaner public sector and effective policy implementation. EMPA graduates will have mastered the skills and the knowledge to lead this important transformation. The EMPA program also offers an option for students wishing to specialize in the area of police administration. The curriculum for the police administration option substitutes three specialized police administration courses in the normal EMPA curriculum (see Curriculum for details). Required Credit Hours: minimum hours