Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)

MPA Mission Statement

(Revised and Approved by the MPA Committee January 8, 2004)

The mission of the Master of Public Administration Program at The University of Toledo is the promotion of excellence in the public and nonprofit sector through teaching, research and professional public service.

Specifically, the program seeks to

A) serve a broad and diverse body of pre-service and in-service students with courses which provide a solid foundation in public management, analytical methods and institutional and political processes, and prepare them for administrative careers in government and nonprofit organizations;

B) encourage continued professional involvement by program faculty in basic and applied research which contribute to improved understanding and better policy solutions to problems facing public and nonprofit agencies, through collaborative endeavors within the department of political science and public administration, with faculty of other departments and academic units, and with officials of public and nonprofit organizations;

C) support faculty and student involvement in public service activities designed to enhance understanding of public issues and encourage ongoing professional development in public administration.

Last Updated: 6/23/21