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About the Division

Hatfield School in Top 50: The Hatfield School is among the top 50 Public Affairs graduate programs, according to 2012 U.S. News and World Report rankings. Rankings are based on a survey of more than 250 programs nationwide that collects responses from peer institutions. Statistical indicators that assess the quality of professors, research, and students are also used. You can read more about the rankings and the methodology used by clicking here.

Vision, Mission and Values

The Division of Public Administration has adopted statements of vision, mission, and values and beliefs. These guide all of our work in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, community engagement, and public service.


Our faculty bring a diverse array of backgrounds, professional education, hands-on experience, and personal interests. We are particularly excited to welcome three new faculty in the Fall of 2012! Explore more about our core faculty, adjunct faculty, and emeritus faculty.

Advisory Council

The Division has established an Advisory Council to provide insights and feedback on our work, programs, and strategic directions. The Council is composed of a representative group of stakeholders including alumni, employers, adjunct faculty, and others interested in the programs and activities of the Division.

Program Accreditation

The MPA and MPA:HA Programs are accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). Read the NASPAA 2005 Self-Study Report may be here. The MPA, MPA:HA and EMPA programs will undergo review by NASPAA in 2012-2013 for reaccreditation. To learn more about the NASPAA accreditation process, visit their website.

The MPH:HMP program is accredited as part of the Oregon MPH by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Read the OMPH Self Study document submitted in 2006 here. To learn more about the CEPH accreditation process, visit their website.

The two graduate programs in health management (MPH:HMP and MPA:HA) are candidates for accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME), and will undergo review for accreditation in 2012-2013. The CAHME 2012 Self-Study Report will be available on this site in October. To learn more about the CAHME accreditation process, visit their website.