Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Public Administration Program at Florida International University is to provide individuals preparing for, or advancing in, careers in public affairs, public administration, and public policy with the skills and values necessary to be effective, thoughtful, and civic-minded leaders, administrators, policy makers, and analysts committed to the sustaining of democratic societies. Our program serves the unique needs of the South Florida community and employers, as well as the State of Florida, the U.S., and international populations by addressing the challenges of diverse urban areas at the local, state, national, and international levels. We embrace the strength of our diverse faculty, students, alumni, and community to contribute to the scholarship and practice of public administration and public service, and enhance the quality of life in an increasingly globalized environment.