The Legacy of Mark O. Hatfield Learn more about our school's namesake and Oregon's longest serving senator, Mark Odom Hatfield.
Dedicated to public service and social justice, the Hatfield School does more than teach — we prepare students for community leadership and for making the world a better place.

The Hatfield School offers real-world application of studies only steps away from the classroom. Students actively engage in a variety of hands-on public service projects throughout Oregon, the nation, and the world. Students from a myriad of national and international backgrounds thrive in expounding their education in political science, public administration, and criminology and criminal justice. Our school fosters these passions with top tier faculty and a flexible learning environment. Our interdisciplinary programs and departments create a challenging and instructive environment to maximize your educational goals.

Set in the vibrant heart of thriving downtown Portland, students relish in the unique identity and cultures of the urban campus setting. As we promote engagement and opportunities for students to advance their education, our students are at the forefront of promoting change in the community.

The School’s degree, certificate, and continuing education programs are shaped by three overarching values: the importance of public service, the pursuit of social justice, and the quest for effective innovation in service delivery. We achieve our mission through a range of teaching, research, publishing, and consulting activities that balance practice and theory.