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Department of Public Administration

Making a difference together through public service
The Hatfield School consistently ranks among the top 50 Public Affairs graduate programs in the nation, and our Department of Public Administration exemplifies the University’s call to “let knowledge serve the city” through: 
Education
The Public Administration Department is home to more than 375 students across ten multidisciplinary programs designed to equip current and future leaders in addressing contemporary social issues in the public sector, nonprofit sphere, health care administration, and beyond.
Scholarship
Our faculty and community of instructors offer decades of wisdom gleaned from both studying and applying theory. This wisdom is continuously being practiced and refined, as faculty members and instructors remain actively engaged in scholarship, service, and practice.
Service
Our Department provides education and professional development, engages in applied research and consulting with public sector partners, and leverages the scope of these activities through publication. Learn more about our Center for Public Service and Institute for Nonprofit Management.

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