Executive Master in Public Leadership

Rudy Metayer speaks at EMPL event
Executive Master of Public Leadership
12-month program for working professionals focused on public and nonprofit leadership

For Leaders. By Leaders. The LBJ School's Executive Master of Public Leadership prepares nonprofit and public professionals for senior leadership. Learn to lead organizations and people through substantial in-person coursework, interaction with high-performing leaders and simulations. 

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Preparing you to lead

Hit the ground running with skills in:

  • Public leadership
  • Value-driven decision making
  • Inclusive organizational development
  • Strategic Communications
  • Personal Brand Development
  • Negotiation
  • Crisis Management
  • Financial Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Policymaking

Nearly 70% of EMPL graduates said they had been promoted since starting the program (2022 EMPL Survey)

Erica Davis

 

 

"The LBJ School gave me something beyond academia. It redefined my trajectory of professional development while refining my purpose for serving others."

Erica Davis, EMPL '20
Harris County School Board Trustee

 

 

Why LBJ?

  • Compatible with full time work
  • Immediate real-world application
  • 12-month, in-person program
  • Personalized leadership plan
  • Ranked high for quality and cost
  • Small class size
  • Mentorship pairing
  • Powerful alumni network

"The EMPL program has been invaluable. It gave me the skills that launched me into senior management, and I continue to use what I learned in EMPL on a daily basis." (2022 EMPL Survey)

Attend an Information Session

We have several upcoming information sessions to help you determine if EMPL is right for you. Meet the program director, network with alumni, learn more about the curriculum, and find out how to apply.

In-Person Information Session January 11, 2023 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT Register
Online Information Session January 17, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT Register
In-Person Information Session February 16, 2023 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT Register
Online Information Session February 21, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT Register
In-Person Information Session March 7, 2023 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT Register
Online Information Session March 23, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT Register
In-Person Information Session April 12, 2023 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT Register
Online Information Session April 18, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT Register
In-Person Information Session May 11, 2023 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT Register
Online Information Session May 18, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT Register
In-Person Information Session June 15, 2023 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT Register
Online Information Session June 20, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT Register
In-Person Information Session July 20, 2023 5:30-6:30 p.m. CT Register
Online Information Session July 25, 2023 12:00-1:00 p.m. CT Register