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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:
accreditation.naspaa.org/for-students/. 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 661 and PSC 761 may not be selected.
Where Is This Offered?
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Join us for an information session on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 anytime from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at CMU's Saginaw Center, 6200 State Street, Suite 4, Saginaw, MI 48603. We'll be discussing the Master of Public Administration degree and what it can do for you!
Please join us Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. at CMU's East Lansing Center, 2900 West Road, Suite 301, located just north of Lake Lansing Road near US-127 in East Lansing. Laura Orta, MPA faculty and advisor, will discuss what an MPA degree can do for you! Light refreshments will be provided. Drop in any time and get all of your questions answered.
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