A 45-Year Legacy of Shaping Students and Serving the Public
The Institute for Public Administration (IPA) is committed to making a
significant and sustained contribution to the improvement of the
communities the University of Delaware
serves. IPA challenges its students to engage in experiential
learning—the integration of theory and practice.
Known as “The Delaware
Model,” this guiding philosophy is our academic ideal and management
model, equally and fully involving faculty, professional staff, and students—both
graduate and undergraduate—in public service and applied research
projects that will make a difference in the lives of citizens in
Delaware and beyond.
The Student Experience
“IPA can provide
exposure to nearly any professional industry in the state for its
students, and delivers a hands-on experience that cultivates an
unmatched opportunity for knowledge—knowledge that I use on a daily
basis to perform my duties as manager.”
- Andrew Haines, MPA '03
Township Manager of Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pa.