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About the Program: Mission, Vision, Values

    The Executive MPA program is governed by the Division of Public Administration in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and delivered as a financial self-support program through the Center for Public Service.

    The EMPA Program is designed for busy, ambitious and forward-looking public and nonprofit professionals who have at least ten years of significant work experience. The program prepares individuals for advanced leadership, with an assumption that they have already "earned their wings" as successful managers of people, programs, and organizational units. Our students have a clear commitment to public service and strong personal motivation to deepen their knowledge, sharpen their skills, and assume advanced leadership roles in public service.

    Our Mission

    The EMPA Program increases the efficacy of public officials for ethical, competent and effective public service leadership in federal, state, local, special district, tribal, and nonprofit organizations. The program integrates theory and practice through a process of co-production, engaging community groups and citizens, public service executives, academic colleagues, and practitioners with the Center for Public Service.

    Our Vision

    We strive to be the best Executive Master of Public Administration program in the greater Northwest at releasing the full potential of public service organizations and their leaders in creating effective and ethical multi-level and multi-institutional systems of governance.

    Our Inspiration

    We are greatly inspired by the work of the late Senator Mark O. Hatfield. Watch the video below to learn more about his Leadership Legacy.

    Video: Senator Hatfield's Leadership Legacy