EMU MPA: By the Numbers

Fall 2019

  • 41 students were enrolled in the MPA program.
  • 14 new students started the MPA program.
  • 68% were part-time students; 32% were full-time students.
  • Undergraduate Institution: 61% EMU, 7% Michigan State, 5% Albion College, 27% Other

2018-19 Academic Year

  • 21 new students started the program.
  • 7 faculty members, 1 full-time lecturer, and 1 part-time lecturer taught in the program.
  • 5 graduate assistants worked in the Political Science Department.
  • 16 MPA degrees were conferred.

Graduation Rate for the 2013-14 Admission Cohort

In the 2013-14 admission cohort, 23 students initially enrolled, and a total of 9 students graduated.

  • No students graduated within 2 years (0%)
  • 4 students graduated within 3 years (17%)
  • 8 students graduated within 4 years (35%)
  • 8 students graduated within 5 years (35%)
  • 9 students graduated within 6 years (39%)

Student data are cumulative, meaning that the number shown in “Graduated within 3 years” includes students who completed within 2 years plus those who graduated within 3 years. Similarly, the number shown in “Graduated within 4 years” includes students who completed within 2 years, within 3 years, and within 4 years. The number shown in “Graduated within 5 years” includes students who completed within 2 years, within 3 years, within 4 years, and within 5 years. The number shown in “Graduated within 6 years” includes students who completed within 2 years, within 3 years, within 4 years, within 5 years, and within 6 years.

Employment Sector of MPA Graduates

To learn more about where our alumni work after graduation, please visit our Careers of MPA Graduates page.