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September 23, 2005
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EMUís master of public administration program one of only five in Michigan to achieve reaccreditation

YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program was reaccredited recently by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

This is the third time EMU has achieved full (seven years) accreditation, and is one of only five university-based programs in Michigan to earn this distinction for 2005-06. Reaccreditation demonstrates that EMU’s MPA program meets all national standards.

The MPA program, which has 322 students, prepares students for public and nonprofit service careers.

“It is very gratifying for the faculty of this program to receive the strong endorsement of reaccreditation. We’re always looking for new program opportunities, new ways of engaging and serving the community and new ways of enhancing our students’ experiences,” said Raymond Rosenfeld, head, EMU political science department.

The accreditation process incorporates a self-study, review by a commission and a site visit, according to Rosenfeld.

The EMU faculty mentored and went the extra mile for students, and were actively engaged in community organizations, said Rosenfeld. The committee also was impressed, he said, with the thorough integration of ethics throughout the MPA curriculum and the scheduling of accommodations for working students.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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