MPP Learning outcomes align with the outcomes of the OSU Graduate School as well as with NASPAA.

Graduate School Learning Outcomes (Dec 2014):

  1. conduct research or produce some other form of creative work
  2. demonstrate mastery of subject material
  3. be able to conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner

 

NASPAA: Universal Required Competencies (Dec 2014):

  1. to lead and manage in public governance
  2. to participate in and contribute to the policy process
  3. to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions
  4. to articulate and apply a public service perspective
  5. to communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry

 

MPP Learning Outcomes (2014):

Through participation in and successful completion of the MPP program, students will graduate with:

MPP Learning Outcome # 1:

The ability to conduct original policy research that extends the knowledge of both policy and other social science disciplines.  This will be demonstrated through mastery and application of critical thinking, and application of standard and innovative policy theory and methods in both coursework and an individual research project.

Aligns with:

Graduate School Learning Outcome # 1:
conduct research or produce some other form of creative work

NASPAA Universal Required Competency # 3:
to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions

 

MPP Learning Outcome # 2:

Substantive knowledge in an area of concentration that allows for immediate immersion in a relevant policy arena.  This will be accomplished through coursework, independent study, and a professional practicum.

Aligns with:

Graduate School Learning Outcome # 2:
demonstrate mastery of subject material

NASPAA Universal Required Competency # 3:
to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions

 

MPP Learning Outcome # 3:

Experience in the practice of policy analysis, development, and implementation through an appropriate professional practicum.  This will be demonstrated through the completion of a professional placement that includes a mentoring relationship with a current practitioner.

Aligns with:

NASPAA Universal Required Competency # 1:
to lead and manage in public governance

 

MPP Learning Outcome # 4:

A commitment to both domestic and international diversity, which will allow our students to navigate an increasingly interconnected world, and to work with stakeholders from various backgrounds, and address policy fields that are relevant to a variety of different populations. In this, we also follow OSU’s Mission statement, which supports an education in diversity “because it enhances our education and provides tools to be culturally respectful, professionally competent, and civically responsible.”  We will facilitate a focus on diversity through student and faculty recruitment, as well as participation and training in courses, seminars, and domestic and international field schools.

Aligns with:

NASPAA Universal Required Competency # 5:
to communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry

 

MPP Learning Outcome # 5:

Skills and experience in designing and presenting in both formal and informal venues with students, practitioners, and community members.  This will be demonstrated through university teaching assignments, development and implementation of community outreach/training programs and professional development seminars, and presentations at professional conferences.

Aligns with:

NASPAA Universal Required Competency # 1:
to lead and manage in public governance

 

MPP Learning Outcome # 6:

High ethical standards in public policy research, teaching, and service.  This will be accomplished through participation and training in research methods courses, professional development seminars, and core courses in public policy and administration.

Aligns with:

Graduate School Learning Outcome # 3:
be able to conduct scholarly or professional activities in an ethical manner

NASPAA Universal Required Competency # 2:
to participate in and contribute to the policy process

NASPAA Universal Required Competency # 4:
to articulate and apply a public service perspective

 

MPP Learning Outcome # 7:

The development of a public service ethic resulting in student understanding of the significance of working collectively, in collaboration with the public and prioritizing the desires of citizens, communities, and society at large. This outcome will be achieved through coursework and service learning projects that involve public partners in mutually beneficial, community-driven efforts.

Aligns with:

NASPAA Universal Required Competency # 4:
to articulate and apply a public service perspective