MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

LEARN TO LEAD

Secure your spot in governmental or other public agencies with Oakland University’s accredited Master of Public Administration. You’ll strengthen your leadership capacity, analytical skills, responsiveness and more while advancing executive goals.
The Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degree program offers a generalist foundation through a set of core courses that is bolstered with opportunities for specialization through its electives and the directed capstone project/internship option. Learn more about OU’s M.P.A. program.

About Oakland University

Explore an academic and social environment unlike any other. Where opportunity soars and over-achievers thrive. Where dreamers become leaders, and the dedicated become empowered. Welcome to Oakland University, where the aspiring can rise.

A doctoral, research intensive university, OU offers more than 130 bachelor's degrees and 125 graduate and certificate programs. More than 20,000 students just like you shine with opportunities to conduct research, study abroad, compete in Division I athletics, lead student orgs, perform on the stage, land internships, and learn without limits.

19,000
more than 19,000 enrolled students for fall 2017
130
more than 130 bachelor's degree programs
130
more than 130 doctoral, master's degree and certificate programs
15.6
percent increase in overall enrollment growth over the past decade
87k
86,876 square feet of campus devoted to research
$84m
OU endowments totaled more than $84 million as of June 2015
1,443
acres of wooded hills and meadow make up OU's main campus
91
percent of faculty hold doctoral degrees
106k
106,000 alumni with 72 percent living in Michigan
810
810 international students study at Oakland University
23.2
incoming freshmen average ACT score
3.4
incoming freshmen average GPA
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