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 and Policy School for the University and the Commonwealth.