The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will enroll 23 students in the second class of its Executive Master of Public Service (EMPS) online degree program. Classes for the new cohort begin Monday, March 4.
The 23 new students bring the total number enrolled in the EMPS program to 52.
Grounded in critical analysis and the formulation of program and policy options, the EMPS teaches students to build strong communities and organizations. The EMPS builds on the success of the school’s traditional Master of Public Service (MPS) degree, which graduated its first class in 2006 and enrolled its 14th class in August 2018.
“We were at 38 total students through the first two years of the MPS, and we are now at more than 50 at the same point for the EMPS,” said Clinton School Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford III. “We are excited to watch this program continue to grow and develop.”
The two-year program is offered entirely online and built for working professionals. The program offers the enhanced knowledge, and skills needed to advance without relocating or giving up your current employment.
This year’s class includes representatives from Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Washington, D.C., as well as South Africa and Nigeria. The numerous career fields and industries represented include education, healthcare, business, research, architecture, economic development, and telecommunications.
For more information on the EMPS, visit ClintonSchool.uasys.edu/EMPS.