Public Administration Graduate Programs information
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program concentration in Educational Administration equips the educational administrator with concepts and tools, and provides an informed perspective on the range of problems and responsibilities confronting education today. The Michigan Board of Education has reinstated licensure for school administrators. The standards are published on the website of the State of Michigan Department of Education. The MPA curriculum is aligned with the State Board of Education standards, along with those of the Educational Leadership Constituent Council.
Students must be admitted to the Educational Administration concentration of the MPA program PRIOR to registering for any courses with section numbers of 51, 52, or 53. No exceptions will be allowed.
See Graduate Admissions for general admissions requirements. Admission to the MPA Program is based on a holistic review of an applicant’s academic and professional history. Applicants are required to submit a completed application, the applicable processing fee, and provide the following documentation:
- 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, if necessary, addressing any deficiencies in the applicant’s educational background
- Two letters of recommendation, preferably at least one from a professional reference
- Current resume or curriculum vitae
International students must submit additional documentation and should visit the International Students page (https://www.umflint.edu/graduateprograms/international-students) for more information.
Up to six (6) credit hours of graduate credit completed at an accredited institution may be accepted for transfer. Transfers of credit are subject to the approval of the program director. Transfers are made in accordance with the policies of the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies. Information on requesting transfer of credit is available at https://www.umflint.edu/graduateprograms/requesting-transfer-credit.