Graduates of the Master of Public Policy Administration, Plan C (M.P.P.A.) program become mid-to-high level public servants in local, state, and federal government positions as well as mid-to-high level leaders in domestic and global public service organizations.

Program Level Learning Objectives

  • Understand, articulate, and exemplify the ethics, values, responsibilities, obligations, and social roles of a member of the public service profession.
  • Identify and apply economic, legal, political, social, and ethical theories and frameworks to the practice of public service leadership, management, and policy.
  • Identify and apply organizational theories and frameworks to the practice of public service leadership, management, and policy.
  • Respond to and engage collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and communities to address challenges in the public interest.
  • Understand the complexities of public policy design, implementation, and assessment.
  • Employ appropriate methodologies and techniques to investigate, monitor, and manage human, fiscal, technological, information, physical, and other resource use.
  • Conceptualize, analyze, and develop creative and collaborative solutions to challenges in public policy, leadership. and management.
  • Assess challenges and explore solutions to advance cross-sectoral and inter-jurisdictional cooperation in public programs and services.
  • Develop and demonstrate verbal and written communication skills as a professional and through interpersonal interactions in groups and in society.
  • Reflect critically about emerging issues concerning public service management and policy.

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