The Department of Public Policy and Administration at West Chester University offers to students both a Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and the Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) program. We encourage you to explore more about these programs by visiting the MPA and DPA program pages.
The mission of the Department of Public Policy and Administration is to provide high-quality, accessible education for a diverse community of emerging and existing public service leaders. Our faculty and students advance the practice of public administration through community partnerships, academic scholarship, and applied research—spanning the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.
Public Service values are a distinctive feature of our profession and are at the heart of the public administration curriculum. Values not only inform our attitudes about the ends to which we should aspire, but they also present standards of conduct that inform how we ought to go about achieving those ends. These values involve action motivated by a concern for democratic, professional, ethical and human values, which are also reflected in the NASPAA Standards and Policy and the WCU Mission Statement. To learn more about the WCU Department of Public Policy and Administration's values, please read our WCU PPA Social Justice Statement .