About the MPA Program
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) at Oakland University provides a challenging education for recent graduates seeking professional careers and for those already employed in governmental and other public agencies.
"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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The requirement for the MPA is 40 credits. All required courses are offered during weekday evenings and, in some cases, on Saturdays. If students successfully carry a full-time class load of 8 credits, it will be possible to complete the program in two calendar years or five semesters, starting in the fall of one year and ending in the spring/summer of the next academic year.
View the academic catalog for a full description of the program and all necessary MPA Program requirements.
In addition to the 24 credits in the core curriculum, a student may take all 12 elective credits in one of five concentrations:
Admission to the program is selective. Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited undergraduate institution, and must have a grade record that indicates above-average work (generally, a GPA of 3.0 or greater.)
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
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The Post-Master’s Certificate program, offered by the Master of Public Administration program, is designed to provide students who have already earned an MPA or a similar degree with additional education and training in specialized areas of public management and administration.