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 2022 will open on 1 December via the Hertie School's online application portal.

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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. Special partial scholarships for specific profiles are also available for the Executive MPA, 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.