Public Policy Administration

UMSL Public Policy Administration Academic programs

UMSL Public Policy Administration Academic programs

Work toward your career goals in the public or nonprofit sector

Public Servants Choose UMSL

Public Servants Choose UMSL

Linda Rallo, Master of Public Policy Administration, 2012

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Begin Your Journey -

Pursue a Master of Public Policy Administration degree

PPA News and Highlights

PPA News and Highlights

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UMSL Public Policy Administration Academic programs
Public Servants Choose UMSL
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PPA News and Highlights


UMSL's Master of Public Policy Administration (MPPA) program educates students to become leaders in improving our communities and society and to make informed policy decisions. We use an interdisciplinary approach to prepare students for careers in public policy, public administration, and nonprofit administration.

In carrying out our mission, we embrace and enact these core values (IDEAS):

  • Integrity We promote ethical, deliberate, and transparent decision making
  • Diversity – We promote inclusiveness and respect for a diversity of perspectives
  • Effectiveness We strive to create value in our communities and be good stewards of public and community resources
  • Accountability We strive to recognize and respond to the needs of our varied stakeholders
  • Service We promote the above values in order to exemplify the ideals of public service

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