EMU MPA: By the Numbers

Fall 2021

  • 40 students were enrolled in the MPA program.
  • 8 new students started the MPA program.
  • 62% were part-time students; 38% were full-time students.
  • Undergraduate Institution: 50% EMU, 7.5% Michigan State, 5% University of Michigan Dearborn, 5% Wayne State University, 5% Western Michigan University, 27.5% Other

2020-21 Academic Year

  • 20 new students started the program.
  • 4 faculty members and 5 lecturers taught in the program.
  • 5 graduate assistants worked in the Political Science Department.
  • 9 MPA degrees were conferred.

Graduation Rate for the 2015-16 Admission Cohort

In the 2015-16 admission cohort, 25 students initially enrolled, and a total of 15 students graduated.

  • 4 students graduated within 2 years (16%)
  • 7 students graduated within 3 years (28%)
  • 12 students graduated within 4 years (48%)
  • 15 students graduated within 5 years (60%)

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.

Employment Sector of MPA Graduates

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