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