The Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program is guided by our mission, and a set of core values that reflect the heart of our program and discipline. Our mission and values include a dedication continuously improving our program through the use of assessment and evaluation.
The MPA program enhances the performance of public and nonprofit organizations in our region, state, and the nation by preparing public service leaders to competently and ethically lead public and nonprofit organizations.
As an interdisciplinary professional degree program, we seek to:
We seek to have a program that:
Emphasizes integrity—accountability, honesty, fairness and ethical behavior in personal and professional relationships and activities
Inspires faculty and students to public service that reflects the highest ideals of citizenship and service to the community, the nation, and the world
Emphasizes democratic values so students observe and respect the Constitution and the rule of law in service to the public
Develops professionalism by emphasizing competence, excellence, efficiency, objectivity, and impartiality
Focuses on equity and diversity through emphasizing that public administration professionals’ exercise of authority and responsibility must always be tempered by a respect for human dignity, fairness, and social equity