For more than 35 years, the Key Executive Leadership MPA Program has transformed good leaders into extraordinary leaders. The Key MPA Program largely serves leaders employed by the federal government, though a significant number of state, local, nonprofit and private leaders also graduate from the program.
The Key Executive Leadership MPA program is uniquely grounded in an active approach of learning. "Action learning," a form of learning by doing, challenges each Key student to work on a real problem facing the student's agency or workplace.
Key courses are taught by faculty who have been selected both for their prominent reputations in public administration and demonstrated capacities to work effectively with executives. The Key program also draws on Washington and national experts to enhance the curriculum.