Executive MPA

Admissions process

Applying for the Executive MPA programme

The Executive Master of Public Administration is aimed at professionals from all sectors. Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • A good higher education degree in any discipline (typically, Executive MPA participants have a background in business/economics, law, social science or natural sciences)
  • At least three years of relevant work experience (average is nine years)
  • Proficiency in English

Applications for the next Executive MPA class starting in September are possible from 1 January to 15 August via the Hertie School's online application module.

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Admissions process

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis from 1 December to 1 August. Applications for partial funding are accepted throughout the application period as long as funds are available. Executive MPA full scholarships are also available, and most have a deadline of 1 June.

The selection committee may decide to invite preselected candidates to a phone or skype interview. The committee also decides on the admissions for the new Executive MPA cohort.