Public Administration, Master | Online (optional) | University of Michigan Flint | Flint, United States
12 months
1060 USD/credit 38160 USD/year
1060 USD/credit 38160 USD/year
707 USD/credit 25452 USD/year
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Offered both online and in-person, the University of Michigan Flint’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is designed for those who endeavor to support the common good and serve their communities.


With a rich legacy bolstered by that of the University of Michigan’s Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, University of Michigan Flint’s Public Administration degree program has cultivated thousands of civil servants in the public and nonprofit sectors over the years. Through our rigorous MPA program, you are equipped with the knowledge and skills to bring a positive impact to society by creating viable solutions to emerging public challenges.

Why Earn Your MPA Degree at University of Michigan Flint?

A Multi-Pronged Approach

Aiming to foster well-rounded public administrators, UM-Flint’s Master of Public Administration program takes an interdisciplinary approach. With faculty and courses in political science, economics, health care, criminal justice, and more, the MPA program offers a rich and varied knowledge base.

Flexible Online and In-Person Formats

To accommodate your busy schedule, University of Michigan Flint’s Master of Public Administration program offers an online learning option with hyperflex courses and an on-ground learning option. You may choose the format that best suits your lifestyle.

Evening Class Schedule

Designed for working professionals who want to earn their MPA degree part-time, the program offers classes primarily after 5:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday. With the convenience of the evening class schedule, you are able to maintain your full-time employment while pursuing your academic success.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of American Public Policy 
  • Administrative Organization and Behavior
  • Public Sector Management
  • Policy Analysis 
  • Evaluation of Services and Programs 
  • Budgeting and Finance in the Public Sector 
  • Quantitative Methods for Public Administration 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for Graduate Admission
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Official transcripts for prior coursework at any and all institutions of higher education attended
  • Statement of Purpose detailing the reasons for seeking further study in the MPA program and that addresses any deficiencies in the applicant’s educational background
  • Two letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from a professional reference and one from an academic reference (University of Michigan alumni are exempt from this requirement)
  • Current resume or curriculum vitae
  • International students must submit additional documentation.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1060 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    38160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1060 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    25452 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 707 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Flint

775 - 1130 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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