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CELG courses and seminars equip public managers and leaders with the skills to address the many needs of their organizations. Our programs inspire new ways of thinking and introduce innovative approaches to guiding change.

Graduate Studies

Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA)

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The EMPA is a 24-month cohort program that prepares you for advanced career opportunities in the public and nonprofit sectors, including municipal, county and state management and executive-level leadership positions in nonprofit organizations. Earn your EMPA degree in two years with courses delivered both in-person and online.


Certificate Programs

Rutgers Mini-MPATM Certificate

A 30-hour program that develops and enhances the tools and skills of career public and non-profit managers. What makes this program exceptional and one of a kind is how it maximizes the interaction between the faculty and participants.

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Public Leadership Certificate

The Leadership Certificate series features several public management topics each semester. The two-day program is geared towards developing the skill-sets of public officials. Anyone from the public or non-profit sectors is welcome to take part in the sessions.

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Custom Training

The Center for Executive Leadership in Government offers our Mini-MPATM and Public Leadership certificates as custom programs. Taught on-site by Rutgers Faculty and industry leaders, and organized around your team's work schedules.

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