The Institute of Public Service educates working professionals for positions of responsibility and leadership in the public service. The Institute, consistent with the mission of Seattle University is ‘dedicated to educating the whole person, to professional formation, and to empowering leaders for a just and humane world.'
- Master of Public Administration, designed for working professionals in the public and nonprofit sectors.
- Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs, for undergraduates interested in public policy, community planning, and advocacy.
- Minor in Nonprofit and Public Administration
Students and graduates are expected to meet high standards of professionalism, trust, and stewardship. The Institute's academic programs are responsive to the evolving character of public service and to the changing problems public leaders confront.
The Institute serves neighboring communities and the region through applied research, collaborations, training, consultation, and public policy forums.