Public Administration

Master of Public Administration

Central Michigan University

The Master of Public Administration at Central Michigan University provides a professional degree to prepare students to assume or advance in careers in the public and non-profit sectors. The program focuses on developing critical thinking, analytical skills, and an appreciation for ethical decision making. The program maintains a commitment to the recruitment and education of a diverse student body, and the recruitment and professional development of a diverse faculty. Consistent with the University's mission, the program through collaboration with Global Campus Programs offers the degree to underserved communities in select locations served by CMU.

Public Management concentration
The Public Management concentration focuses on the regulatory processes, strategic planning, and implementation of programs necessary to run a modern government.

State and Local Government concentration
The State and Local Government concentration focuses more on regional and local level governments and how politics and policies affect communities.

General concentration
Coursework builds a systematic understanding of the economic, political, and social problems public administrators face. 

NASPAA accredited

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Judith Nemitz, Program Administrator
Phone: (231) 995-1756
Fax: (231) 995-1758
E-mail: traverse.city@cmich.edu
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Bachelor’s Program:

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

Post-Bachelor's Program

  • Post BA/BS Teacher Certification, Elementary

Master’s Programs:

  • Administration (concentrations in General, Health Services, Human Resources, Leadership & Public)
  • Humanities (cohort)
  • Public Administration (concentrations in Public Management, State & Local Government, General)
  • Reading & Literacy (BR) (K-12) (cohort)
  • School Principalship (Building Certificate) (cohort)
  • Specialist in Education (EdS) (Central Office Certificate)

Doctoral Program:

  • Doctor of Education (EdD)

Certificates:

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

Endorsements:

  • Building Certificate
  • Central Office Certificate
  • Early Childhood (ZS)
  • Integrated Science (DI)
  • Reading (BT)
  • Reading Specialist (BR)
  • Recertification/Endorsement/Educational Planned Program