Saginaw Valley State University offers the region's most flexible online MPA degree at the lowest tuition rates in Michigan.
SVSU has two different paths for applicants to earn an MPA from SVSU. Select the Public Administration Track or the University and College Student Affairs Administrative Track.
We’re looking for the doers. The leaders. The achievers. Advance your career and create a better, more welcoming workplace environment in just under two years with a Master’s in Public Administration from SVSU. Customizable and hands-on, our HLC-endorsed MPA program is the most affordable in the state, preparing you for leadership positions in a variety of public service organizations—from government to non-profits, and more.
Highly ranked and endorsed by the Higher Learning Commission, SVSU's MA program accepts students of all ages with varying levels of experience. A detailed list of requirements makes applying straightforward
Fully online with full-time or part-time options available, our versatile, hands-on curriculum is designed to give you diverse networking opportunities, and real-world experience. We also offer one of the only fully-online university and student affairs specializations available.
More affordable than comparable programs with a variety of scholarships and aid available, SVSU's MPA program is a convenient and cost-effective way to make a difference and become a leader in your field.
SVSU's Master of Public Administration (MPA) offers working adults a flexible solution for earning a graduate degree from a highly ranked and nationally recognized program.
Average Job Growth
Average Salary Range
$73K/year to $118K/year
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*Stats are approximations, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Department of Labor
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Joseph Jaksa, Ph.D., CPP,
MPA Program Coordinator
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Tanika Williams, Graduate Recruiter