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MPA Program Success

  • Created in 1972, the UW Oshkosh MPA program has a 46-year history of preparing students for leadership and management positions in public, nonprofit, and healthcare organizations in Wisconsin and beyond.
  • Since 1976 more than 500 students have received a Master of Public Administration degree from the UW Oshkosh, many of whom have successful leadership careers in state and local governments, academia, and other organizations, including private ones. 
  • Both faculty and students have been actively involved in community-based service learning activities that create real impact. Examples include, a mowing analysis for the Village of Sussex, fleet operations for the City of Janesville, public works analysis for the City of Mukwonago, a community engagement analysis for Lake Milles, a police health program for Marshfield, a transportation funding analysis for the Institute of Local Government. 
  • MPA students have gained both national and local prominence, winning competitive awards, scholarships and fellowships, including, but not limited to the Presidential Management Fellowship, the National Society of Leadership and Success Service Award, UW Oshkosh Outstanding Performance Award, Government Finance Professional Development Scholarship, the American Association of University Women Graduate Scholarship for Women, Emerging Leader Scholarship.
  • Students and faculty have won many research grants (e.g., UW Oshkosh Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant) and presented collaboratively at national and local academic public administration and health care administration conferences.
  • Faculty have been actively involved in developing innovative techniques for improving classroom experience, as well as involved as Wisconsin Teaching Fellows  and Scholars in teaching development opportunities through the UW System Office of Instructional and Professional Development.
  • Faculty have produced many publications in renowned academic journals, as well as provided many hours of community service. They have served in Board of Directors leadership roles, as well as served as community grants reviewers and consultants to diverse government, nongovernmental, nonprofit and health care organizations.
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Manny P. Vasquez                                 


"The MPA Program at UW Oshkosh helped me to better understand the big picture - all the players and scenarios involved in leading a public organization...

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