Grand Valley State University
School of Public and Nonprofit Administration
Master of Public Administration
The Master of Public Administration curriculum is designed to prepare students to act ethically and effectively in public management, urban/regional policy and planning, nonprofit management and leadership, criminal justice, and health administration, and to transcend traditional boundaries in the pursuit of prosperous, safe, and healthy communities.
Versatile: Choose from concentrations in public management, urban and regional policy and planning, health administration, nonprofit management and leadership, and criminal justice.
Convenient: Courses are offered at the Richard M. DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids.
Flexible: Available to full- or part-time students. Many classes are offered at times to accommodate working professionals, including evening and weekend courses and workshops, and Internet-enhanced learning.
The MPA degree consists of a minimum of 39 credit hours of coursework. Pre-career students must take three credit hours of internship in addition to the 39 required hours of coursework for a total of 42 credit hours. Students must meet with an advisor upon entry into the program to develop a program of study.
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), an institutional membership organization that exists to promote excellence in public service education.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Master's College or University I
Locale: Fringe Rural Area