Public Administration


  • Administrative and managerial skills development
  • identify important issues, analyze information, communicate findings, choose ethical action
  • Expert faculty, state-of-the art facilities

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The MPA degree is a broad area professional degree focusing on management skills. The curriculum follows National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration guidelines.

More About This Degree

Alice Elaine McDonnell, Program Director and Professor of Public Administration, Health Services Administration and Gerontology. Gerontology; long-term care, role of hospice and other community resources in treatment of older cancer patients, Alzheimer’s disease, quality assurance, and geriatric Health Services Administration.

Alexander Dawoody, Assistant Professor of Public Administration, Ph.D., Western Michigan University. Public policy, complexity theory, organizational dynamics.

The Administrative Studies program is located in the Center for Natural and Health Sciences. You'll find specialized computerized programs, including CAI (computer-assisted instruction) software, and interactive video capability. General word processing and statistical software is available in the lab as well.

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two or three letters of recommendation

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