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2021-2022 Catalog 
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Public Administration with a Concentration in Health Care Administration (MPA)

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The program concentration in Health Care Administration offered in collaboration with the Department of Health Sciences and Administration provides advanced education in administration and policy analysis primarily to persons employed within the health care field. It addresses the educational needs of those with specialized, technical, or liberal arts degrees, as well as others with limited or outdated education or training in administration. Focusing on contemporary developments in health care administration, the program concentration prepares students to deal with the complex tasks and challenges of today’s health care system.

Admission Requirements

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.      

Transfer of Credit

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.

Time Limit for Degree Completion

Students are expected to complete all work within five years from the date of first enrollment in the program. Students exceeding this time limit must file a petition.  See the Rackham School of Graduate Studies for further information.


Thirty-nine to forty-two credits, as follows:

B. Concentration Requirements (9-10 credits)

C. Internship (0-3 credits)

  • (3)
  • Can be waived by advisor if student has 2 or more years of public sector experience.


With consent of the program director, up to six credits in the following courses may be applied to the program:

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