Grand Valley State University's Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)  is the primary professional degree for the public and nonprofit sector. The MPA program develops skills and techniques used by leaders and managers to implement policies, projects, and programs in public-serving organizations.

As a general management degree, the MPA is similar to the Masters of Business Administration, except the MPA focuses on the finance and management of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, philanthropic institutions, and healthcare providers rather than for-profit corporations.


The Master's of Public Administration admission requirements and application for admission are available online.

The $30 application fee is waived if the applicant has previously applied to Grand Valley State University.

Courses Offered

The Master's of Public Administration is a minimum of 39 credits (42 credits for pre-career students.)

See the Full Course List.


Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

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