Current Students

Welcome to the The Department of Public Administration current student’s home. This section of the website contains forms, documents, links and information that current students may find useful. Should you have a question that is not addressed here, our department staff will be happy to assist you. Please contact Sharon Hayes or Sarah McDonald.

MPA Mission Statement: The UIC MPA program promotes excellence through professional education in a diversity of public service careers in public, nonprofit, and private sectors, informed by scholarly research, engaged with administrative and policy communities, and dedicated to ethical and equitable practice.

Helpful Links

Funding your Education   Information regarding graduate funding opportunities.

Academic Calendar            Holiday and exam schedule

UIC Find People Search    Helpful to find faculty, staff and student emails!

My.UIC Login                      registration, student billing, account information

PASA                                      Public Administration Student Association

Student Resources             Department documents – (handbooks, advising docs, etc)
MPA Virtual Advising Session – SP 2015

Alumni Testimonials

Jeanne Chiu

MPA 2010

"Because of my interest in improving the human condition through public service, I chose to enter the MPA program at UIC. Chicago, rich in history, diversity, and politics, is the perfect place to learn about all aspects of public administration. For my Capstone team project, I was provided the opportunity to collaborate with a nonprofit organization on the West Side of Chicago to develop a training and professional development curriculum. As Public Service Chair of PASA, I have volunteered alongside many of my colleagues in different service projects in the Chicagoland area. I like how this MPA program provides opportunities for students to interact with each other in the classroom and outside the classroom environment. It is a flexible program that enables students working full-time the ability to take classes at night. I would highly recommend the MPA program at UIC to prospective students."

Support for Student Success