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The MPA is the gold standard degree for upper-level positions in the public and
non-profit sectors. Coursework builds a systematic understanding of the
economic, political, and social problems public administrators face.
For the CMU MPA department web page,
Achievement data for the NASPAA accredited Master of Public Administration
program can be found by following this link:
www.naspaa.org/accreditation/NS/data.asp. . You will find data
related to employment rates of recent graduates, graduation rates, faculty and
Note: In-service students with experience are not required to take an internship (PSC 795). Students without experience will take 3 hours of internship, reducing their number of elective courses by 1 course, or 3 credit hours. PSC 796 - The Applied Research Project: Before a student’s final semester, he or she forms a Plan B paper committee of three members and, with their advice, develops an approved research topic. The student will present his or her finished paper to the committee when completed. Both main campus and Global Campus students are encouraged to develop their research topics through the tutelage of the entire teaching staff.
Choose from one of the following two options:
With the approval of an advisor, a student may create an emphasis in a subject area by selecting from 9 to 12 hours of cognate course work in place of the general electives. A cognate course is one outside of but related to the principal discipline of Public Administration.
Note: Both PSC 561 and PSC 761 may not be selected.
Where Is This Offered?
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Please join us for a Lunch and Learn information session Thursday, May 29, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. at our Traverse City Center, NMC/University Center, Room UC 204, 2200 Dendrinos Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684. Thomas Greitens, Ph.D., CMU faculty, trained by the Kettering Foundation in citizen deliberations, and author of the book Governance and Public Management: Strategic Foundations for Volatile Times will speak on Making Government More Transparent to Citizens.
Join us for an information session on the Master of Public Administration degree on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 any time between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at CMU's Dearborn Center, 1 Parklane Blvd., Suite 122 East, Parklane Towers in Dearborn. Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer your questions.
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