Our mission is to educate the next generation of public service and nonprofit leaders.
Our first responsibility is to our students and graduates. Guided by the life and work of St. Vincent de Paul, we educate women and men to be effective leaders in the global community—each committed to improving the lives of others—and empower them to make meaningful contributions to their organizations, institutions and communities.
We are intentional in our approach. We look at how societal issues, civic institutions, governmental policies and the nonprofit sector all fit together. Our students have the skills and confidence to solve problems in any sector, in any part of the world.
Our faculty and graduate students are at the heart of SPS. Both possess a strong desire to have an impact in our communities and to make a difference in society. With a focus on policy analysis, management, critical thinking and communication, we offer a rich and practical perspective that ensures our graduates are ready to tackle the issues that matter to them.