ExCL MPA - Master of Public Administration

Executive Command and Leadership program (ExCL)

Bringing Career Enhancement to Governmental, Private and Nonprofit Organizations

The Executive Command and Leadership program leads to the award of a Master of Public Administration and provides broad based training in subjects such as economics, policy analysis, management and communications. The ExCL is being administered through the Reinhardt University Public Safety Institute and offers a career enhancement path for individuals who are employed by, or interested in working within, public safety, private, nonprofit or public service.  The program will be offered at regional sites in north and south Georgia.

This masters program provides the opportunity for qualified individuals to complete training requirements for the award of both the Executive Command and Executive Leadership Certifications through the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (P.O.S.T.).  The program consists of twelve courses with 480 hours of direct instruction, supplemented by interactive online assignments.  Each course requires 40 hours of direct instruction delivered through a mandatory face-to-face residency component.  The residency component cannot be waived.

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Course Details

  • Each eight week class will consist of a forty(40) hour, week long, classroom session coupled with a web enhanced component.
  • Small classes are taught by faculty with extensive teaching and field experience which supplements textbook knowledge with practical skills and real life lessons.
  • Qualified applicants are not required to take the GRE with an approved GRE waiver.
  • The hybrid classroom sessions will meet at the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

Cohort Format

Students who start at the same time take classes together through graduation. This interaction and shared experience leads to a cohesive, collaborative and supportive learning environment. Students' differing backgrounds also broaden the knowledge shared.


(6 Semesters)


Credit Hours
12 Classes Total

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Reinhardt University
7300 Reinhardt Circle
Waleska, GA 30183-2981