May 29, 2024  
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current] 
    
2023-2024 General Catalog [Current]

Program Learning Outcomes: Public Administration


Master of Public Administration (MPA)

  • Students will be able to communicate orally and in writing in a way that is productive and effective in a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
  • Students will be able to solve problems using analytics, critical thinking, ethical thinking, and conceptualizing and applying best practices.
  • Students will be able to participate and contribute to the public fiscal and economic policy progress.
  • Students will be able to lead, manage, and apply effective public governance.
  • Students will be able to articulate and apply public service perspectives, norms, and legal skills.

Criminal Justice Emphasis (MPA)

  • Students will be able to communicate orally and in writing in a way that is productive and effective in a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
  • Students will be able to solve problems using analytics, critical thinking, ethical thinking, and conceptualizing and applying best practices.
  • Students will be able to participate and contribute to the public fiscal and economic policy progress.
  • Students will be able to lead, manage, and apply effective public governance.
  • Students will be able to articulate and apply public service perspectives, norms, and legal skills.
  • Students will be able to exhibit extensive knowledge of the U.S. Criminal Justice System comprised of law enforcement, courts, and corrections.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate ability to manage local, state, and federal law enforcement resources and programs in an effective and ethical manner.
  • Students will be able to navigate organizational structures within the criminal justice system.
  • Students will be able to communicate and coordinate between different levels of law enforcement in the United States.

Higher Education Administration Emphasis (MPA)

  • Students will be able to communicate orally and in writing in a way that is productive and effective in a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
  • Students will be able to solve problems using analytics, critical thinking, ethical thinking, and conceptualizing and applying best practices.
  • Students will be able to participate and contribute to the public fiscal and economic policy progress.
  • Students will be able to lead, manage, and apply effective public governance.
  • Students will be able to articulate and apply public service perspectives, norms, and legal skills.
  • Students will be able to manage and administer student services in higher education in an ethical and effective manner.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the developmental stages of students in higher education environments.
  • Students will be able to navigate organizational structures of higher education and prioritize competing interests.

State and Local Government Emphasis (MPA)

  • Students will be able to communicate orally and in writing in a way that is productive and effective in a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
  • Students will be able to solve problems using analytics, critical thinking, ethical thinking, and conceptualizing and applying best practices.
  • Students will be able to participate and contribute to the public fiscal and economic policy progress.
  • Students will be able to lead, manage, and apply effective public governance.
  • Students will be able to articulate and apply public service perspectives, norms, and legal skills.
  • Students will be able to identify and apply relevant legal issues and regulations for state and local governments.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate ability to manage state and local government resources and programs in an effective and ethical manner.
  • Students will be able to communicate and coordinate between different levels of government, the private sector, and the general public.