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GVSU Public Administration graduate students in class. Photo taken pre-COVID.

Public Administration, M.P.A.

The Master in Public Administration (M.P.A.) program prepares students by developing the general knowledge and specific abilities they will need for careers in the public service field.


8%
West Michigan Job Growth by 2025
7%
U.S. Job Growth by 2025
Professional Internship Opportunities Available and Encouraged

Source: EMSI, 2020

Program Overview

The curriculum is designed to prepare you to act ethically and effectively in the public sector at the federal, state or local level; in policy analysis advocacy and evaluation positions; in health care management and administration; nonprofit management and leadership; and criminal justice management and administration.

The M.P.A. program offers the following concentrations:

Why Study Public Administration at Grand Valley?


Program Details