University of Michigan - Flint

Rackham School of Graduate Studies

Public Administration (MPA)


Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library

303 E Kearsley St

Flint, MI 48502

United States


(810) 762-3171


(810) 766-6789

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.P.A.-Master of Public Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

FOCUS: - UM-Flint’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree, offered through the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, is designed to prepare administrators to analyze problems and solve them effectively. - The MPA program is interdisciplinary, aimed to meet the educational needs of students who have earned specialized, technical, or liberal arts degrees and who are seeking to expand or update their knowledge of administration. - In addition to the General Program, four concentrations are available: * Administration of Nonprofit Agencies * Criminal Justice Administration * Educational Administration – WebPlus Program * Healthcare Administration FLEXIBILITY: - The program requires 39-42 credit hours, and is ideally completed part-time to suit the schedule of working professionals. - Classes are offered primarily on-campus in the evenings with some mixed-mode courses. - UM-Flint faculty make themselves available to students outside the normal class schedule, with flexible office hours and online availability. RESOURCES: - UM-Flint’s interdisciplinary MPA program is comprised of faculty and courses from political science, economics, health care, education, criminal justice, sociology, and psychology, offering a rich and varied knowledge base. - UM-Flint is part of the world-renowned University of Michigan system. Students are able to tap into resources from our sister campuses in Dearborn and Ann Arbor. RESULTS: - Whether currently employed in a public organization or interested in starting a graduate degree before obtaining concurrent work experience, you will receive the balanced, advanced education necessary to become a capable, decisive leader.


Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 39-42

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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