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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Mission Statement for the Master of Public Administration Program
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree program in Governors State University's College of Arts and Sciences prepares students to serve as administrators in the nonprofit sector, all levels of government, and private organizations. The MPA program provides a high quality education to a diverse student body, while engaging in scholarly activities and community service. The program encourages students to become civically engaged and advances students' practical knowledge for career advancement in the nonprofit, public, and private sector. The MPA curriculum is designed to offer courses that emphasize the importance of ethics, how to solve complex organizational dilemmas, and implement sustainable solutions.

The MPA Program is a member of Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA), the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration that recognizes outstanding undergraduate as well as graduate students in public administration, public policy, and public affairs.

The advisor for the GSU chapter is Dr. Mary Bruce. She can be reached at 708.534.4978, 708.235.7627, or

Membership to this honors society is by invitation only. For more information , please visit Pi Alpha Alpha's official webpage:


Dr. Mary Bruce

Dr. Mary Bruce
Full Professor, Division of Arts and Letters
Program Coordinator
Office Location: C3335A

Robbin Mitchell

Robbin Mitchell
Academic Advisor
Office Location: G278