12 months
1546 USD/credit 46380 USD/year
1546 USD/credit 46380 USD/year
870 USD/credit 26100 USD/year
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Are you driven by a desire to serve the public? Would you like to lead institutions that motivate people to achieve excellence in pursuit of the collective good? Are you ready to do the heavy lifting of crafting and implementing public policies that improve people's lives? If your answer is yes, the Public Administration and Policy program of University of Michigan - Dearborn may be right for you.

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The Public Administration and Policy program of University of Michigan - Dearborn serves a diverse student body representing a variety of public service organizations. MPAP students are mainly mid-career professionals working in government or nonprofit organizations and committed to learning and developing as individuals, administrators, and policymakers. Our seminars are conveniently offered to accommodate full-time jobs. 

The MPAP curriculum emphasizes the integration of practical skills and knowledge with an understanding of the concepts and theories that help leaders adapt those skills in an ever-changing environment. Our classes will develop and improve your skills in policy development and implementation, as well as leadership, personnel, strategic management, fundraising, and program evaluation. You will engage with your peers coming from various backgrounds, learn from each others' professional experiences, and master your ability to work in different organizational settings with diverse groups of individuals. You will engage with faculty whose research, academic training, and professional experience covers a wide array of public administration and policy areas and whose primary goal is to build a cadre of high caliber public and nonprofit leaders to enable our region, state, and nation to address contemporary and future challenges successfully.


UM-Dearborn MPAP program’s mission is to empower individuals to tackle the challenges of public and nonprofit leadership so their organizations can thrive and advance the public interest. To accomplish this, we build on the public service commitment of our students by equipping them with the theoretical and practical knowledge, skill-base and network to advance transformative change on behalf of their communities.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Politics of Public Policy
  • Governmental & Nonprofit Finance
  • Administration of Human Resources
  • Statistics for Decision-Making 
  • Ethics in Public Administration & Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Undergraduate Degree Required

  • Bachelor's degree with an expected minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Standardized Test Scores

  • GRE not required

Other Experience Required

  • Public or non-profit management experience is required or an additive credit internship may need to be taken

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1546 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    46380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1546 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    26100 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 870 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Dearborn

1000 - 1500 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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