The Department

​​​The Master of Science in Administration degree is an interdisciplinary program that was developed in the early 1970's to meet the educational needs and interests of administrators in both the public and nonprofit sectors. The primary focus of the degree program is applied action grounded in theory. The principal elements of this degree are knowledge, competencies, and practical processes needed for successful careers in administration.

The MSA program is located in Rowe 222.  Our main office phone number is 989-774-6525.  The fax number is 989-774-2575.  We can also be reached at  

As it is an interdisciplinary program, faculty are drawn from many departments. The on-campus MSA program has approximately 200 students, both full and part-time. Many of the full-time students are international and come from a variety of countries including China, India, Russia, Ghana, Thailand, Taiwan, Venezuela, Chile, Turkey, and Nigeria. In addition, there are approximately 4,000 students taking classes through Off-Campus Programs. The MSA Director has academic oversight of both on-campus and off-campus MSA programs.

The MSA Program provides flexibility by offering a number of concentrations from which students can choose. All students are required to take an administrative core of courses (18 hours.) We currently offer the following concentrations:

The MSA Program also offers graduate certificates for students who desire advanced training in the field of administration. Credits successfully earned with the certificate program may be used toward the MSA degree, if the concentration is the same.

"The courses in the Information Resource Management concentration have given me a much deeper understanding of how to manage IT resources in the workplace. I now have a much deeper knowledge of business processes and the important part that technology can play." - Aaron Kerr, MSA Student
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