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Administration, General, Health Services, HR, Leadership, and Public

Master of Science

Central Michigan University

This 36 semester credit-hour program provides the knowledge and skills required for managers, administrators, and supervisors to function more effectively in all types of organizations, plus the specialized managerial expertise needed for a particular professional field. Four concentration options can also be taken as stand-alone graduate certificate programs.

MSA - General Administration Concentration (12-18 credits) – Allows maximum flexibility in customizing your degree. The concentration is divided into functional areas: Legal and Political systems, Organizational Behavior/Human Resources Administration, Organizational Communications and Social and Economic Systems.

MSA - Health Services Administration (12-18 credits) –The concentration in Health Services Administration will prepare you to take a leadership role in health care. You will learn how to proactively meet the challenges of budget expectations, staff retention, new regulations, and the many issues that develop as care, costs and funding collide.

MSA – Human Resources Concentration (12-18 credits) – For the student who is pursuing a career in the field of Human Resources. Designed to provide students with an overall background in the field as well as in the specific areas of Labor Relations, Staffing, Training and Organization Development.

MSA – Leadership Concentration (12-18 credits) – Students can enhance their knowledge and skills in the areas of leadership, group dynamics, organizational change, conflict management, negotiation, cultural diversity and communication.

MSA - Public Administration Concentration –Designed to prepare students for careers in public sector administration. Students take 12-18 credits of core courses and 15-18 credits of concentration courses. The objectives are to provide students with background and competency in five areas including:

  • Political, social, and economic environment of public administration
  • Public management processes
  • Public policy analysis
  • Research and analytic methods
  • Organization theory and behavior

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Bachelor’s Program:

  • Elementary Education Certification
    – Integrated Science (DI) (major)
    – Reading (BT) (minor)
    – Early Child Development (ZS) (minor)

Master’s Programs:

  • Administration, concentrations in:
    – General
    – Health Services
    – Human Resources
    – Leadership
    – Public
  • Educational Leadership (MA-EL)
    – Elem. and Sec. Administrator Certif.
  • Public Administration, concentrations in:
    – Public Admin.
    – State & Local Gov't.
    – Nonprofit
    – General
  • Reading & Literacy (BR) (K-12) (cohort)

Post-Master's Program:

  • Specialist in Education (EdS) (Central Office Certificate)

Doctoral Program:

  • Doctor of Education (EdD)


  • General Administration
  • Health Services Administration
  • Human Resources
  • Leadership
  • Public Administration


  • Central Office Certificate
  • Early Childhood (ZS)
  • Elem. & Sec. Administrator Certification
  • Integrated Science (DI)
  • Reading (BT)
  • Reading Specialist (BR)
  • Recertification/Endorsement/Educational Planned Program