I was very excited last week when I received this email in my inbox:
The LBJ School of Public Affairs is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the inaugural class of the Executive Master in Public Leadership (EMPL). This degree is specifically designed for experienced, already-successful leaders in government, nonprofits and the private sector who wish to expand their career horizons. Below are some updates on the program, including links to application information, the 2014-15 class schedule and course descriptions.
Schedule of Class Dates and Course Descriptions Added
The first EMPL cohort will begin classes on May 19, 2014. Visit our Courses and Curriculum page for a downloadable schedule and detailed course descriptions.
Now Accepting Applications
The application period for our 2014-15 cohort runs through November 4, 2013. For important information on how to apply, visit our Admissions page.
If you have additional questions about the program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be sure to add this email address to your safe senders list and we will keep you informed of important news as it becomes available.
Its an honor to see universities recognize the importance of specialized programs for the public sector, and with costly executive MBA programs, it is great to see a more reasonable option for graduate school-seeking folks working for nonprofits. The price tag for the Executive Master in Public Leadership chimes in around the $32,000 range, but the flexible course schedule makes it ideal for anyone who doesn't want to drop everything and head back to school.