The MPA program at Wayne State University offers professional training to provide competencies needed for a wide variety of public service positions and to build the foundation for long-term individual development and advancement in a public service career. There are approximately 70 students enrolled in the program, with part- and full-time students equally welcome.
The MPA program provides training for work in: local, state, and federal agencies; private, nonprofit agencies and voluntary organizations; public affairs offices in private businesses; and legislative staff positions.
Located in the Department of Political Science, the program is NASPAA accredited and the oldest in the state of Michigan. The faculty are committed to excellence in both teaching and research. The vast majority of classes are held in the evening; there is no online degree program.
The Master of Public Administration degree requires that students complete 39 semester credits and, if necessary, a three credit internship. Coursework for the degree includes 10 core courses and 3 elective courses (9 credit hours) in a concentration. We offer concentrations in the following areas:
Health and Human Services Policy and Management
Economic Development Policy and Management
Human and Fiscal Resource Management
Nonprofit Policy and Management
Organizational Behavior and Management
Urban and Metropolitan Policy and Management
If you have questions about the program or want to make an appointment to discuss your academic and career interests and goals, please contact Brady Baybeck, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Public Administration, at firstname.lastname@example.org.