Master of Public Administration with a Concentration in Education (MPA)
The University of Michigan-Flint’s Master of Public Administration program has its own rich legacy bolstered by that of the University of Michigan’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.
To accommodate busy working professionals, UM-Flint’s WebPlus Online/Weekend MPA program provides a flexible, part-time format (over two years, 36 credits) that blends online coursework with monthly classes on the UM-Flint campus the second Saturday of each month.
The above format description has been adjusted to all online courses at the current time. It is anticipated that the WebPlus program will return to its original format post the Covid-19 limitations.
The Educational Administration program’s in-depth curriculum is rigorous, challenging, and well-rounded. Courses develop your broad base of knowledge as well as a specialized understanding that prepare you to succeed as a leader in educational administration. Course and project work provides you with an informed perspective on the range of challenges and responsibilities facing P-12 education today.
You’ll complete the program with a small cohort of 20-30 fellow students who share your passion for educational excellence. This cohort structure enables you to develop a strong support network for personal and professional development.
Path to Doctorate
The Educational Administration program provides excellent preparation for students who plan to pursue higher degrees, including the Education Specialist and Doctor of Education at UM-Flint.
- Graduates of this program are awarded a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Michigan’s nationally recognized Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies.
- The MPA in Educational Administration is approved by the Michigan Department of Education for Principal Preparation.
- Upon graduation from the program, students are eligible to apply for the mandatory School Administrator Certificate.
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- Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- A teaching certificate (Applicants to the MPA WebPlus Educational Administration Program are required to have a teaching certificate or other P-12 teaching/administrative experience. Applicants without a teaching certificate must include a statement about their P-12 teaching/administrative experience with their application.)
To be considered for admission, submit an online application below. Other materials can be emailed to FlintGradOffice@umich.edu or delivered to the Office of Graduate Programs, 251 Thompson Library.
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $55 application fee (non-refundable)
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
- Statement of Purpose describing your reasons for pursuing the degree
- Three letters of recommendation from individuals knowledgeable of your potential for advanced academic study
- Copy of Teaching Certificate*
- International students must submit additional documentation. This program is an online program with mandatory on-campus meetings one Saturday per month. Students admitted to this program are not eligible to obtain a student visa (F- visa). Students with all other visa types are eligible.
*Applicants to the MPA WebPlus Educational Administration Program are required to have a teaching certificate or other P-12 teaching/administrative experience. Applicants without a teaching certificate must include a statement about their P-12 teaching/administrative experience with their application.
Submit all application materials to the Office of Graduate Programs by 5 p.m. on the day of the application deadline. This program offers rolling admission with monthly application reviews. To be considered for admission, all application materials must be submitted on or before:
Application deadlines are as follows:
- Fall (early review*) – May 1
- Fall (final review) – August 1
*You must have a complete application by the early deadline to guarantee application eligibility for scholarships, grants, and research assistantships.