Department of Public Administration

Welcome to the Department of Public Administration!

The degree to which you are concerned for the common good rather than for your own, is the criterion by which you can judge how much progress you have made.

-St. Augustine


The Department of Public Administration is pleased to offer courses and programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that will help students become successful professionals capable of ethical, intelligent and creative leadership in the public service.

A distinguishing feature of the Department of Public Administration is our focus on ethics, values, and spirituality in public service.

This sits squarely with the greater mission of the University to “commit to the common good, and apply the knowledge and skills of our students and faculty to better the human condition.”

"Administration was an integral part of civilization whenever and wherever civilization developed and without the foundation and framework it supplied, civilization would not have developed." 

- Dwight Waldo