MPA Program Mission, Values, and Performance

Augusta University’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is guided by its mission statement, and a set of core values that reflect the heart of our program and discipline. Our mission and values include a dedication continuously improving our program through the use of assessment and evaluation. 

Our Mission

The Augusta University Master of Public Administration program enhances the performance of public and nonprofit organizations in our region, state, and the nation by preparing public service leaders to competently and ethically lead public and nonprofit organizations. As an interdisciplinary professional degree program, we seek to:

  • provide a broad education for individuals entering government and nonprofit organizations in administrative positions,
  • enhance the capabilities and performance of individuals currently serving in management positions in our region,
  • produce impactful public administration research,
  • emphasize the importance of diversity and inclusion in public service, and
  • provide curriculum offerings and outreach that strengthen the governing capacity in the region.

Our Values

We seek to have a program that:

  1. Emphasizes integrity—accountability, honesty, fairness and ethical behavior in personal and professional relationships and activities
  2. Inspires faculty and students to public service that reflects the highest ideals of citizenship and service to the community, the nation, and the world
  3. Emphasizes democratic values so students observe and respect the Constitution and the rule of law in service to the public
  4. Develops professionalism by emphasizing competence, excellence, efficiency, objectivity, and impartiality
  5. Focuses on equity and diversity through emphasizing that public administration professionals’ exercise of authority and responsibility must always be tempered by a respect for human dignity, fairness, and social equity.

our performance

Our MPA Program strongly supports the public service value of transparency.

Cultural Competency and Diversity Plan (Our program has been commended for our commitment to diversity)

MPA Self Study 2015 (Our program completed a detailed self-study report in 2015 for our successful NASPAA reaccreditation)

 Annual Assessments: