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Interdisciplinary Administration Programs College of Graduate Studies Central Michigan University

  • Mount Pleasant, MI
    location
  • Public
    type
  • Small
    setting
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 157
    total students
  • $8,730 | $13,788
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 40%
    acceptance rate
  • 18 Degrees
    degrees/awards offered

Overview

The Master of Science in Administration Program at Central Michigan University

The Master of Science in Administration (M.S.A.) degree program at Central Michigan University provides students with the competencies, knowledge, and practical experience needed to become successful administrators at all levels in the business, government, and non-profit sectors.

It gives students insight into human and organizational relationships and helps them develop written and oral communication skills. It also strengthens their ability to make sound analytical judgments, adhere to ethical standards, and develop broad views of organizations and their environments.

These goals are accomplished through an interdisciplinary curriculum that incorporates theories and practices from several disciplines. Students choose between 10 concentrations with courses taught by expert faculty members from many departments within the university.

M.S.A. - Acquisitions Administration Concentration

The acquisitions administration concentration provides a solid foundation in purchasing, regulatory concepts, and other factors associated with acquisitions administration. Its curriculum includes 18 credits of core courses, 6 credits of concentration courses, 9 to 12 credits of concentration electives, and 0 to 3 credits of cognate courses.

M.S.A. - General Administration Concentration

The general administration concentration focuses on the concepts, practices, and principles that are applicable to a variety of administrative settings. Its curriculum has 18 credits of core courses, 15 to 18 credits of concentration courses, and 0 to 3 credits of cognate courses.

M.S.A. -- Health Services Administration Concentration

Students who choose the health services administration concentration learn how to effectively manage people and resources in health care settings. They take 18 credits of core courses, 12 credits of concentration courses, 3 to 6 credits of concentration electives, and 0 to 3 credits of cognate courses.

M.S.A. -- Human Resources Administration Concentration

The human resources administration concentration provides expertise in labor relations, staffing, training, and organizational development, among other human resource topics. Its curriculum contains 18 credits of core courses, 3 credits of concentration courses, 12 to 15 credits of concentration electives, and 0 to 3 credits of cognate courses.

M.S.A. -- Information Resource Management Concentration

Students who choose the information resource management concentration gain a thorough understanding of managerial methods in information systems. They complete 18 credits of core courses, 15 to 18 credits of concentration courses, 3 to 6 credits of specialized courses, and 0 to 6 credits of cognate courses.

M.S.A. -- International Administration Concentration

Students who plan to practice administration in international settings can focus their studies on international administration. They complete 18 credits of core courses, 15 to 18 credits of concentration courses, and 0 to 3 credits of cognate courses.

M.S.A. -- Leadership Concentration

The leadership concentration of the Master of Administration program emphasizes areas pertinent to managing people and processes. Topics include cultural diversity, communication, group dynamics, leadership, management of conflict, negotiation, and organizational change. The program's curriculum consists of 18 credits of core courses, 3 credits of concentration courses, 12 to 15 credits of concentration electives, and 0 to 3 credits of cognate courses.

M.S.A. -- Public Administration Concentration

The public administration concentration focuses on political, social, and economic environments and public management processes. It also emphasizes public policy analysis, research and analytic methods, and organizational theory and behavior. Its curriculum includes 18 credits of core courses, 15 to 18 credits of concentration courses, and 0 to 3 credits of cognate courses.

M.S.A. -- Recreation and Park Administration Concentration

Students who choose the recreation and park administration concentration gain competencies in recreation and park management, grant writing, evaluation, and current issues in the field, as well as areas of individual interest. They complete 18 credits of core courses, 9 credits of concentration courses, 6 to 9 credits of concentration electives, and 0 to 3 credits of cognate courses.

M.S.A. -- Sport Administration Concentration

The sport administration concentration prepares students for administration careers in college, professional, or commercial sports. Its curriculum includes 18 credits of core courses, 15 to 18 credits of concentration courses, and 0 to 3 credits of cognate courses.

Applied Learning Through Internships

M.S.A. internships allow students, particularly those who do not hold administrative positions, to apply what they learn in the classroom to real-world settings. Internships also enable students to gain insight into the day-to-day activities and responsibilities of managers and administrators. In addition, they provide students with an organizational setting to examine for their capstone projects.

M.S.A. Graduate Certificates

Central Michigan University also has graduate certificate programs in acquisitions administration, general administration, health services administration, and human resources administration. Additional certificate programs are available in information resource management, international administration, leadership, and public administration.

Financial Aid at Central Michigan University

Central Michigan University provides need-based financial assistance in the forms of federal loans and work study employment. In addition, the university offers non-need based financial aid that includes graduate fellowships, scholarships, and assistantships; internships; non-work study campus employment; loans; and veterans' benefits.

M.S.A. Faculty Members

M.S.A. program faculty members -- like Dr. David Freed -- are accomplished practitioners and scholars who have administrative expertise in organizations ranging from educational institutions to government agencies to corporations.

Dr. Freed is a professor who built a 32-year career in Michigan state government, where he held several managerial and executive positions.

Central Michigan University

Established in 1892, Central Michigan University prepares more than 27,600 students for successful careers, productive lives, and meaningful citizenship in the global society. To this end, the university provides 200 academic programs that emphasize applied learning at the undergraduate, master's, doctoral, and specialist levels.

CMU's main campus is located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, in the Midwestern region of the United States. It also offers classes online courses, and courses at 50 locations throughout North America.


Location & Contact

Interdisciplinary Administration Programs

College of Graduate Studies
Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
United States

Mrs. Patricia Chase

Director

Phone: 989-774-6525
Fax: 989-774-2575
Email: msa@cmich.edu

Ms. Denise Schafer

Coordinator

Phone: 989-774-4373
Fax: 989-774-2575
Email: schaf1dr@cmich.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Human Resource Administration Graduate Certificate
    • Research Administration Graduate Certificate
    • Information Resource Management Graduate Certificate
      Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
    • Health Services Administration Graduate Certificate
      Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
    • Acquisitions Administration Graduate Certificate
      Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
    • Public Administration Graduate Certificate
      Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
    • Leadership Graduate Certificate
      Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
    • General Administration Graduate Certificate
      Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
    • International Administration Graduate Certificate
      Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
    • Sport Administration Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
    • Human Resources Administration Master of Science in Administration (MSA)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 78
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees 3
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
    • Distance learning programs available? Yes
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 208
    • Accepted 85
    • Acceptance Rate 40
    • Enrolled 55
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $35
    • Application Fee - International $45
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Yes
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline July 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline October 1st Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's Degreesbachelor's degree with minimum GPA of 2.7
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesNot Reported

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$8,730
    • Out-of-state tuition *$13,788
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year feesNot Reported
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this institution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableCareer or Field-Related Internships, Federal Work-Study, Scholarship and/or loans, Graduate Assistantships, out-of-state merit awards

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students157
    • Female Percentage48%
    • Male Percentage52%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students157
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino2%
    • Black / African American11%
    • White / Caucasian73%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native6%
    • Asian2%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown6%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty5
    • Full-time Percentage60%
    • Part-time Percentage40%
    • Female Percentage20%
    • Male Percentage80%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchInterdisciplinary studies in acquisitions administration, health services administration, sport administration, recreation and park administration, and international administration
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported

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