The MPA Program prepares public service leaders. Our students work with faculty who are engaged in helping community leaders solve public problems. The MPA program provides professional managerial, communication, and human relations skills and knowledge in preparation for or advancement in a variety of public sector, non-profit, and related careers. The program advances public sector values of public service, effectiveness, accountability, analytical decision-making, responsiveness, fairness and diversity in the curriculum, extra-curricular events and speakers, and partnerships with area practitioners through the MPA Advisory Boards as well as professional associations and individuals. The goal of the program is to develop competent public service practitioners to serve governments, private and nonprofit organizations and citizens in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region and beyond.