Eastern Michigan University
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Graduate Programs


Master of Public Administration

The Master of Public Administration Program at Eastern Michigan University offers a professional degree grounded in applied social sciences that prepares students for leadership roles and careers in public and nonprofit organizations by providing the knowledge and tools to address complex and diverse 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 [PDF]
Resources for graduate students
New MPA Student Guide [PDF]
View course descriptions in the graduate catalog
PLSC course rotation [PDF]
Relevant courses in other departments [PDF]