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Welcome to the Master of Science Administration (MSA). 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. 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. 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. 

The MSA degree offers a great deal of flexibility with a variety of concentrations from which students can choose. As it is an interdisciplinary program, faculty are drawn from many departments. 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 msa@cmich.edu  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 cmuglobal@cmich.edu.​


Health Service Administration Success

"I had a concentration in Health Services Administration and it really has given me a lot of knowledge, and helped me strengthen my leadership and problem solving skills. I now work as a Process and Quality Engineer for multiple health care clinics in West MI. I work directly with physicians, nursing staff, and administration every day."
~Victoria Petersen, MSA

Human Resource Administration Success

"Before I was even done I used it as leverage for an internal offer with my employer to move from HR Ops to HRIS.  The flexibility of my concentration allowed me to focus on HR areas I am most passionate about and the knowledge allows me to truly understand my internal HR business partners to bridge the gap between processes and technology."
~David Fenner, MSA, aPHR

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Multi-Semester Registration:
March 30, 2020

Register for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 all at once!
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