Mission & Vision

Mission & Vision


To provide high quality undergraduate and graduate programs, to foster life-long learning, active citizenship and civic engagement, and an appreciation of cultural diversity;

To increase knowledge through research productivity and to share our learning in appropriate and professional outlets;

To provide our students with a comprehensive interdisciplinary education in public affairs by working cooperatively with other academic programs at Penn State;

To engage and provide outreach support to the larger community of which we are part.


To be a top tier School of Public Affairs, serving as the flagship Public Affairs school for the Pennsylvania State University.