Public Administration Program's Mission
The Master of Public Administration (MPM) and Bachelor of Public Administration (BSPA) teaching mission is defined in terms of the role it plays in enabling current and future public leaders to develop skills necessary to address challenges posed in public management, administration in nonprofit organizations, governance, policy-making, implementation, and organizational effectiveness. The program is committed to orient its students to the public interest, humanistic acumen, encourage personal contribution and to the client/citizens, not merely to technical outcomes.
The MPM and BSPA programs service mission includes the fulfillment of the idea of public service as an example to the profession and to our students as a means to our continued personal development as faculty, to provide leadership, technical support, and mentoring in a manner, which recognizes social interdependence, democratic ideas, and the needs of social justice.
The MPM and BSPA research mission strives to meaningfully address the body of social knowledge and experience through interpretation, re-interpretation, and creative insight. The program accepts the responsibility for helping to create standards of excellence and conduct for the profession of public administrraton both nationally and internationally. The MPM and BSPA are especially concerned with knowledge that promotes a functional and responsible praxis of thought and action in the classroom, in the work environment, and in the society within which they co-exist.