Master of Science in Administration





Welcome to the Master of Science Administration (MSA) web site. The MSA degree is offered both on and off campus to over 3,000 students each year. The MSA degree is interdisciplinary in nature and has been in existence since 1974. In the last 40 years tens of thousands of students have earned the MSA degree.

The MSA degree offers a great deal of flexibility with a variety of concentrations from which students can choose. (Not all concentrations are available at each site.) The administrative core (about half of the course work) prepares students for administrative positions in a variety of organizational settings. The MSA student population includes both full-time and part-time students. Most classes are scheduled in the evenings and on the weekends to accommodate all students.

If you want more information on the program than is offered on this web site, we invite you to e-mail us at or call us at 989-774-6525. Students interested in pursuing the MSA degree through one of our Global Campus locations should call 1-800-950-1144.


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Scholarship Applications:

The MSA Graduate Merit Award​
(We will accept applications for summer 2015 between May 1 and May 15, 2015)

The MSA Graduate Merit Award fillable form.docx

MSA Program Flyer

Succeeding in American Higher Education (a handbook for international students) 

​The MSA office is located in Rowe 222.  Please click here for a campus map.

Graduate Assistantships applications are now open for the 2015-2016 academic year (fall 2015-spring 2016).  The application deadline was 5 pm (EST) on Monday, March 9, 2015.    Please click on the Funding and GA Applications link on the right side of this page.


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"The coursework in the Human Resource Administration concentration has provided me the knowledge necessary for my future career." - Boonsiree Prasit, MSA Student
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