Program in Public Affairs Mission Statement
The Washington State University Vancouver Program in Public Affairs brings theory and engaged scholarship to help those serving the public interest. The program offers an intersection between rigorous academic research and practical application. Our goal is to foster evidence-based reasoning and practice on the part of those working for the public good, including students, community members, legislators, practitioners, scholars, and issue stakeholders.
We offer undergraduate and graduate programs that seek to transform students into ethical, engaged and competent professionals, both in public administration and public policy. Graduates from our programs are well prepared for careers in public service at the local, state, national or global levels, or for pursuing further studies.