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Effective cross-sector leadership has never been more important. Our mission here at the School of Public Service is to educate women and men to be effective public service leaders in the global community guided by the values of St. Vincent de Paul. 

​Our advanced, professional degrees combine management training with practical skills to develop the next generation of government and nonprofit leaders. We challenge our students to think critically about current issues and analyze policies that shape government and international relations. Our programs go beyond the foundations to nurture students desire to make a difference with their lives, to inspire others and create change. 

Our faculty and more than 250 students come from around the U.S. and a dozen foreign countries, all hailing from a variety of disciplines. We offer five degree programs and two certificates in both evening and online formats to accommodate the needs of our students. We also provide comprehensive program advising, as well and career and internship support and access to an extensive alumni​ network. 

We also offer opportunities for students and faculty to learn together all over the world with our study abroad programs. The short-term courses create strong, personal, and professional experiences that build networks among our students and faculty as well as faculty and students in our partner institutions.​​​​​​​​