The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program provides a foundation in the principles of public administration, addresses the practical responsibilities of the public manager, and reflects on the task of administrative leadership. The MPA curriculum emphasizes evaluating the administrative environment and addresses the economic, cultural, historical, and political environment in which a student's agency operates.
Whether you want to work in administration within the nonprofit, governmental or health care sectors, one of the following concentrations will allow you to target your studies to specific career interests:
Western Michigan University's School of Public Affairs and Administration is home to one of the nation's largest accredited MPA programs. The WMU MPA program accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.
In the past 25 years more than 2,300 WMU School of Public Affairs and Administration alumni have entered positions in government, health care, nonprofit, and more.