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Master of Arts - Public Administration

Preparing Individuals to Excel in Leadership and Administrative Roles

The Master of Arts - Public Administration (MPA) program is an interdisciplinary program designed for individuals seeking employment or advancement to leadership positions in public service organizations including federal, state and local government, non-profit agencies, law enforcement, and public or private colleges and universities. This program offers students a great opportunity to network with others from a variety of fields and backgrounds.

The Public Administration program produces value for the region, state and society by preparing highly-qualified and skilled public administrators. These individuals contribute to the betterment of a culturally diverse workplace by providing intellectual and experiential opportunities. 

The Master of Arts - Public Administration program provides:

  • The development of administrative skills and a mature sense of leadership.
  • A high level of personal and professional ethics.
  • A substantial awareness of human values and behavior and of the individual’s moral responsibility for the actions of organizations of which he or she is a part.
  • An understanding and mature appreciation of major elements of the social and political environment.
  • Knowledge of contemporary methods of research and data analysis.
  • Proficiency in written and oral expression.



Saginaw Valley State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Dr. Joseph Jaksa
Professor/Program Coordinator