The UM-Flint MPA Program

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at the University of Michigan-Flint offers advanced education grounded in the social sciences and analytical methods. It is geared towards those working with the public through government, non-profit organizations, healthcare organizations, and more. Our program, which is offered through the UM-Flint College of Arts and Sciences and the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, is designed to prepare public administrators for roles in leadership.

We balance theory and practice by giving our students the tools necessary to be adaptive problem solvers in their work. Our interdisciplinary program allows people from a variety of backgrounds to advance their careers while becoming leaders in their communities.

We offer a specialized concentrations and a general program to help meet the needs of a diverse group of students working in the public sector:

  • non-profit administration
  • social entrepreneurship 
  • criminal justice administration
  • healthcare administration
  • educational administration
  • general public administration

To apply to the UM-Flint MPA program, visit the UM-Flint Graduate Programs admissions page.


UM-Flint to offer graduate programs in Clarkston for Oakland County educators

The University of Michigan-Flint will offer three graduate programs for educators in Oakland County. The classes will be held both online and onsite at Clarkston Community Schools. “This further extends our reach and allows program participants greater flexibility,” said assistant professor Dr. De’Andre Shepard.