Mission statement

The Master of Public Affairs Program at Washington State University Vancouver is closing and will not be accepting any new students.

The Washington State University 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. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs graduate ethical, engaged, and competent professionals who are well prepared for careers in public service at the local, state, national or global levels, or for pursuing further studies.