West Chester University MPA Program
The mission of the MPA program at West Chester University is to provide high quality accessible public service education for a diverse group of emerging and existing public service leaders. Our program prepares students to manage and lead across boundaries of the public, nonprofit and private sectors. A community of accomplished scholars and practitioners instructs and mentors students in pursuing the public interest with accountability and transparency; serving professionally with competence, efficiency and objectivity; acting ethically to uphold the public trust; and demonstrating respect, equity and fairness in dealings with citizens and fellow public servants. The MPA program, with its affiliated Center for Social and Economic Policy Research, provides community access to faculty expertise, applied scholarship and guidance in the practice of public affairs, administration and policy.