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Master of Public Affairs Mission Statement

On September 18, 2013, the Department of Political Science voted to adopted a new mission statement. Utilizing feedback from the university, students, alumni, and members of the community, the new statement establishes a direction for the program and its role within the department.

The mission statement of the MPA program at Indiana University South Bend is:

  • "We prepare students for careers as leaders in administration and policy within government, nonprofit, and healthcare organizations."

We seek to operationalize the mission through three goals. These are:

  • Understand key principles of effective management
  • Develop evidence-based public policy
  • Develop an appreciation for the public service perspective