School of Public, Nonprofit and Health Administration

Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The Masters of Public Administration (MPA) is the primary professional degree for the public and nonprofit sector. The MPA program develops skills and techniques used by leaders and managers to implement policies, projects, and programs in public-serving organizations. As a general management degree, the MPA is similar to the Masters of Business Administration, except the MPA focuses on the finance and management of government agencies, nonprofit organizations, philanthropic institutions, and healthcare providers rather than for-profit corporations. If you are strongly motivated to be an effective, ethical and innovative organizational leader working for the betterment of your community, the MPA degree is your best choice.

Mission Statement

NASPAA Accreditation

Why Study Public Administration at Grand Valley?


Student and Graduate Profile

Tuition and Financial Aid

Degree Requirements

Employment Outlook



Megan Sall, MPA '09, is currently business development manager at The Right Place.

Chris Stallworth, MPA '10, is currently project coordinator with the Council of Michigan Foundations.

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