About the MPA Program
"Oakland University’s Master of Public Administration Program is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all students, faculty, and staff. We will work to inculcate an awareness of the value of diversity and to impart the ability to interact respectfully and productively with all stakeholders, regardless of race, ethnicity, sex, class, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, and/or veteran status."
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View the academic catalog for a full description of the program and all of the necessary requirements for the MPA program.
- Court Administration
- Criminal Justice Leadership
- Health Care Administration
- Local Government Management
- Non-Profit Organization & Management
Each concentration has one course that is a “core course,” meaning that the student must take that course. Students who pursue a concentration may need an additional semester to complete elective requirements. Students may also choose not to concentrate in one area, and may take 12 electives from among any the program offers.
Please contact the MPA Program Coordinator, Suzanne Rossi, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (248) 370-4117
- Send an official transcript from the university that the student attended directly to the Graduate Admissions office
- Complete the Application for Admission To Graduate Study
- Submit two reference forms
- Submit two essays
Oakland University's Campus Location in Mt. Clemens
Oakland University's MPA program is now offering courses at the new Mt. Clemens campus: The Anton/Frankel Center (AFC). The AFC building provides an opportunity for students to have access to a quality OU education closer to where they work and live. The AFC building itself has state of the art classroom technology, as well as free Wi-Fi for the students' convenience. Each fall and winter semester, one core MPA course and one elective in the criminal justice leadership or the court administration concentration will be offered.
It is possible for a student to earn an MPA degree in three years by taking classes entirely at the AFC location. A student can concentrate in either criminal justice leadership or court administration exclusively at the AFC, or they can choose to pursue a generalist MPA degree.