Beyond the Classroom

The EMPA program fosters a strong community and provides learning and growth opportunities outside of the classroom.

Executive Coaching

You'll meet with and learn from an executive coach in the first year of the program. The EMPA coach helps you not only reflect on your goals, but also carve out a targeted career path to have the greatest impact in public service. 

Professional Development LunchTime Program

Periodically throughout the year, you'll participate in a co-curricular lecture and communications skills workshop program. Lunch is provided at these private events which are exclusively designed for the EMPA cohort. 

Career Services

All EMPA students have access to NYU Wagner’s Office of Career Services, which provides professional resources, guidance, and connections. You can partake in networking events, career advisement, workshops, and job postings, as well as connect to the global NYU Wagner alumni network of over 12,000 professionals.


The EMPA faculty director and associate director provide advisement for EMPA students throughout their program. You will develop an individualized learning plan over the summer, prior to the start of classes. Each semester you'll also meet as a cohort for group advisement sessions.