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Graduate Programs


Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration Program at Eastern Michigan University is preparing students for public and nonprofit service careers by:

  • offering a professional, terminal degree grounded in political science;
  • combining a foundation in general public administration with the specialized knowledge and skills associated with one of the program's concentrations with focused attention to the needs of professionals in local government and nonprofit agencies; and
  • serving the community by expanding and applying knowledge and providing leadership in addressing public service needs.


Graduate Certificates

The department also offers eight Graduate Certificates to provide interested individuals with graduate level training that complements and supports their need for professional development in public management or their desire for personal enhancement.


Combined Bachelor's/MPA

The Combined Bachelor's Degree in Political Science (PLPA) or Public Administration (PAPA) and Master's of Public Administration Degree is an accelerated five-year program in which exceptional students will earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees.


Helpful Links

MPA Handbook
Resources for graduate students
New MPA Student Guide
View course descriptions in the graduate catalog
PLSC course rotation
Relevant courses in other departments

The Department of Political Science is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344