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45 Years of Educating Leaders in Public Service



We invite you to explore the opportunities that the Department of Public Administration at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh offers to you!

Our mission is to provide graduate and undergraduate students with an understanding of the field of public administration and the leadership skills required for public service. We envision UW Oshkosh Public Administration graduates to be exceptional leaders in their public service organizations and communities.

With its commitment to academic rigor, public service, and leadership excellence, the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is one of the best in the state of Wisconsin. Its comprehensive, carrier-oriented curriculum with four major emphases in General Public Administration, Health Agency Administration, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and Fire and Emergency Administration and Management prepares students for coveted leadership roles in diverse public, nonprofit and business organizations. Students will receive instruction and advising  from dedicated faculty members who are known nationally and internationally for their research, educational work, and/or community service.

The MPA program at UW Oshkosh is also competitive, when it comes affordability, with similar programs in the state of Wisconsin while delivering quality, marketability, and convenience. It can be completed either on-campus or 100 percent online in as few as two years, with offerings in fall, spring and summer semesters. It is open to mid-career professionals as well as those looking to begin their careers.

The Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management is designed for students who wish to enhance their skills in health care management to function effectively in today's complex health care environment.

The undergraduate Public Administration Minor program provides students with the knowledge to begin a public administration career and to help them make decisions about what direction they want their career to take.

All three programs embody the department's core values of inclusivity, responsiveness, service, teaching excellence and faculty satisfaction.

We welcome you to come join us in UW Oshkosh!

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Anna Filipova, Ph.D.

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