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Mission Statement & Student Learning Objectives

Mission Statement

EWU's MPA program prepares its graduates to be reflective practitioners of public service by providing a high quality, professionally relevant, and theoretically grounded graduate education in public service administration.  

To support the achievement of this mission, the MPA program seeks students who will:

  • actively engage in professional development
  • endeavor to deepen critical thinking skills
  • seize opportunities to enhance communication skills

  MPA faculty members are:

  • accessible to their students
  • respectful of others
  • welcoming of diverse backgrounds and perspectives
  • actively engaged in research and public service

  The MPA program:

  • meets the needs of all students, including non-traditional and international students
  • accommodates the schedules of working professionals
  • promotes leadership through service to others

Student Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an ability to develop professionally through reflective analysis of employment and educational experiences;
  • Articulate and apply a philosophy of public service administration practice;             
  • Lead and manage in public governance;             
  • Participate in and contribute to the public policy process;             
  • Analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions; 
  • Communicate effectively and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry. 


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