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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 561 and PSC 761 may not be selected.
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Join us for an information session Tuesday, April 21, 2015 any time from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at CMU's Saginaw Center, 6200 State Street, Suite 4 in Saginaw. We'll be discussing the Master of Public Administration degree and what it can do for you.
Join us for an information session Thursday, May 21, 2015 any time from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at CMU's DeKalb Center, 1957 Lakeside Parkway, Suite 512, Tucker, GA 30084. We'll be discussing the Master of Public Administration degree and what it can do for you. Staff will be on hand to answer all your questions.
Join us for a Lunch and Learn presentation on connecting the Public Sector to citizens and government accountability in the Great Lakes Bay Region at 11:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at CMU's Saginaw Center, 6200 State Street, Suite 4, Saginaw, MI 48603.The topic is Making the Public Sector More Transparent to Citizens. Lunch is on us! The event is free to all.
Join us for an information session Thursday, June 18, 2015 any time from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at CMU's Atlanta Metro Center, 2120 Powers Ferry Road, Shadowood Office Park, SE, Suite 200 in Atlanta. We'll be discussing the Master of Public Administration degree and what it can do for you.
Join us for an information session Wednesday, June 24, 2015 any time from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at CMU's Saginaw Center, 6200 State Street, Suite 4 in Saginaw. We'll be discussing the Master of Public Administration degree and what it can do for you.
Join us for an information sesson for the Master of Public Administration degree on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. at 2120 Powers Ferry Road, Shadowood Office Park, SE, Suite 200 in Atlanta. Staff will be on hand to answer all your questions so stop in any time.
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