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Master of Public Administration

College of Arts and Sciences

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program at Oakland University is designed for those seeking careers or looking to advance their careers in governmental or public agencies. MPA students can specialize in court administration, criminal justice leadership, health care administration, local government management or nonprofit organization and management. The general MPA and the criminal justice concentration can be completed 100% online.

Delivery Type:  100% online, partially online and on-campus

Credit required/Time to completion: 36 credits. 2-6 years (pace determined by student)

Cost of degree: Tuition rates

Projected National Average Salary: $94,300

Projected National Job Growth: 9.6%

Career opportunities: City management, law enforcement, health care administration, nonprofit, social and community service management.

Who should apply: Those looking to start a career in public sector services or advance already established careers.

Who is hiring OU grads: City of Auburn Hills, State of Michigan, Oakland County Sheriff's Office, Corewell Health, Macomb County Community Mental Health, Easterseals, University of Michigan, and other city governments.

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*Data was last reviewed in February 2024. Projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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