MPA Welcome Letter

“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”
                                                          —John F. Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural address

Welcome! We are delighted you have taken time to visit our School of Business and Public Administration’s MPA program website at the University of the District of Columbia. The design of our 39 credit evening program lets you chose what fits best for your schedule – whether it is part-time ( 6 hrs.) or full-time (9 hrs.) per semester.

As our world becomes increasingly diverse and interdependent, the challenges that face our communities grow more complex while financial resources continue to decline. Governments and nonprofit organizations need talented, innovative, dedicated public servant leaders who can strengthen and shape the future of the public sector by maximizing the use of limited resources to meet the needs of our country.

At SBPA, the MPA program is devoted to developing students with leadership and administrative skills necessary for individuals who wish to pursue a managerial career path within local, state, federal government and the nonprofit sector. The curriculum is rigorous and promotes a commitment to public service with a focus on integrity and critical thinking. It oriented toward a collaborative approach as demonstrated through research and experiential learning.

The MPA faculty strongly believe our purpose is not only to prepare students with the necessary skills to achieve their career goals, but also to help them become strategic leaders who add value to their community. We are committed to building the public sector leaders of tomorrow.

Please take time to review our program. If you have questions do not hesitate to contact us.