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Master of Public Administration

​MPA graduates are leaders. They lead their communities and organizations on the basis of advanced skills with a dedication to democratic values and public service. In today's global society, such leadership takes many forms and occurs in a variety of settings. The mission of the graduate program in public administration is to develop both the general knowledge and specific abilities needed for leadership in a fast changing world. The curriculum is designed to prepare students to act ethically and effectively in public management, state and local government; and to transcend traditional boundaries in the pursuit of prosperous, safe, and healthy communities. Because careers in public administration are varied and include the public and nonprofit sectors the curriculum is designed to develop advanced executive abilities through a combination of core competencies and specialized areas of concentration.

Program Director Contact Information:

Dr. Thomas Greitens 
Campus Office: Anspach 246 
Phone: 989-774-3862
E-mail: greit1t@cmich.edu 

Program of Study