What Sets UM-Flint's Public Administration (MPA) Program Apart?
The University of Michigan-Flint’s Master of Public Administration program has its own rich legacy bolstered by that of the U-M’s Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. For those seeking to learn from and alongside the best administrative talent in the country, this is the graduate program for you. Learn more about the Rackham Graduate School here.
FOUR CONCENTRATIONS AVAILABLE
In addition to the General Program, UM-Flint’s MPA program offers four concentrations in:
- Administration of Nonprofit Agencies
- Criminal Justice Administration
- Educational Administration
- Health Care Administration
DIFFERENT PATHS, SAME DESTINATION
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.
FLEXIBILITY THAT FITS YOUR LIFE
UM-Flint’s MPA program is ideally completed part-time to suit the schedule of working professionals. The General Program and the Educational Administration concentration are offered in a blended format, with once-per-month Saturday classes combined with online learning. Classes in Criminal Justice, Health Care, and Nonprofit Agencies are offered primarily on-campus in the evenings with some mixed-mode courses.
A MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH
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.
SUPPORTIVE, experienced FACULTY
UM-Flint faculty make themselves available to students outside the normal class schedule, with flexible office hours and online availability. Furthermore, many faculty members are also working practitioners. This real-world knowledge blends into the classroom and students' learning experiences. Our professors come from many professional fields including:
|Criminal court systems||School administration||City council||Human resource directors|
|Law||Research||Major hospital settings||Higher education|
Whether you are 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. The MPA at UM-Flint has a proven track record for advancing graduates through their careers.