Public Administration (MPA)


  • 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, designed 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


  • The part-time program requires 39-42 credits and is ideally suited to your busy schedule.
  • Classes are offered primarily on-campus in the evenings.
  • UM-Flint faculty makes themselves available to students outside the normal class schedule, with flexible office hours and online availability.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale

Knowledge Base

Applicants should have completed:

  • A course in government or public sector administration or relevant experience
  • A course in microeconomic principles
  • A course in statistics

Applicants lacking any of the knowledge base courses can fulfill the requirement(s) with MPA classes as part of their degree.

Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Online & Campus Combined
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