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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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CMU Global Campus will host "Turnaround in Motown", Tuesday, August 12, 2014 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at our Dearborn Center, 1 Parklane Blvd., Suite 122 East, Parklane Towers, Dearborn, MI 48126-2402. CMU students will debate a case study authored by Dr. Clarence Nixon Jr. Topics will include Metro Detroit's bankruptcy, urban revitalization, city government and much more. This event is being held on behalf of the Dearborn MPA cohort starting in Fall 2014.
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