Grand Valley State University's Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)program offers flexibility and innovation in curriculum design,develops both the general knowledge and specific abilities needed for leadership in a fast-changing world. The M.P.A. program prepares students to act ethically and effectively in public managementurban/regional policy and planningnonprofit management and leadershipcriminal justice, and health administration.

The SPNHA MPA program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA), an institutional membership organization which exists to promote excellence in public service education. The membership includes U.S. university programs in public affairs, public policy, public administration and nonprofit management.

  • 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
  • Flexible. Available to full- or part-time students. Many classes are offered at times to accommodate working professionals

Admissions

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

The $30 application fee is waived for undergraduate alumni of Grand Valley.

Courses Offered

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

Click here to see the full course list.

Cost

Grand Valley offers an excellent education at a reasonable cost.

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