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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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Join us Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at our Traverse City Center, NMC/University Center, Suite 101, 2200 Dendrinos Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684. We'll be discussing the Master of Public Administration degree, with a presentation by Laura Orta, MPA Assistant Director — see what CMU do for you. Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer all your questions.
Join us for a Morning Coffee Chat on the Master of Public Administration degree on Saturday, April 5, 2014 any time between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 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.
Join us Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at our Traverse City Center, NMC/University Center, Suite 101, 2200 Dendrinos Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684. We'll be discussing the Master of Public Administration degree, with a presentation by Laura Orta, MPA Assistant Director — see what CMU do for you. Faculty and staff will be on hand to answer all your questions.
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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