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 is a degree for professional administrators seeking to develop a broad range of current management and leadership skills as opposed to the traditional, analytical approach of the MBA. 

The MSA degree offers a great deal of flexibility with a variety of concentrations from which students can choose. The program can be completed face-to-face, online or through a Hybrid format in many locations.  The administrative core (about half of the course work) prepares students for administrative positions in a variety of organizational settings. Students can then tailor their concentration area (the other half of the degree) to their area of interest.  ​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 th​e 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 877-268-4636 or

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You will need to submit your application and application fee, upload your personal state​ment and request official transcripts to sent to CMU from your undergraduate program.


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