Northern's MPA Program Among Most Affordable

Northern Michigan University has one of the nation’s most affordable online master’s degree programs in public administration for 2016, according to It ranks 11th in the “Top 30” list compiled by the site. Editors selected programs from accredited universities and colleges based on graduate tuition and fees, as published by NCES College Navigator.

Northern’s MPA program is offered entirely online. Students select one of the following concentrations to advance their career expertise: criminal justice, human resources, public management or state and local government. They also expand their theoretical understanding of the field and develop essential competencies in basic methodological and technical areas.

The MPA is housed in NMU’s School of Education, Leadership and Public Service, but includes courses from other departments to augment the core requirements. This interdisciplinary approach enables students to benefit from diverse expertise and perspectives.

Northern’s MPA program received another noteworthy distinction in 2015. It was one of only two in the state represented in the “Top 50 Schools for Online Master’s Degrees in Public Administration” rankings compiled by

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Student Writer
May 12, 2016