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About The UCO MPA

Dr. Brett Sharp teachingOur Mission:

The UCO MPA inspires public values by providing transformative learning experiences for ethical leaders striving to improve communities in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area and the world.

Our Vision:

As the flagship public service program for Oklahoma’s metropolitan university, the UCO MPA prepares professionals to serve as leaders in local, state, tribal, and national governments; nonprofit organizations; and international agencies. UCO MPA graduates inform public debate and address critical policy issues.

Our Values

  • Civic Engagement/Collaboration
  • Discipline Knowledge/Professional Competence
  • Diversity & Cultural Sensitivity
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Global Awareness
  • Good Governance
  • Pride in Public Service
  • Quality of Life
  • Social Justice