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.
Versatile. Concentrations in public management, urban and regional policy and planning, health administration, nonprofit management and leadership, and criminal justice
Accredited. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), an institutional membership organization that exists to promote excellence in public service education
Success. High placement rate for students. Examples of student success
The Master's of Public Administration is a minimum of 39 credits (42 credits for pre-career students.)
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