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A major or minor in Public Policy will give you the skills you need to make lasting, positive impact in the world.

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Master the skills required for advanced careers across the public and nonprofit sectors.

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Analyze policy and use data to drive progress.

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Carry out sophisticated policy research and pursue meaningful careers in academia, government agencies, and beyond.

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2024 Graduation Reception

Congratulations to the Martin School Class of 2024! 

Data and Evidence class presents data visualizations during Data Walk

Students in PPL 401 - Data and Evidence in Public Policy presented their data visualization projects this April. Topics were very diverse and included higher education, drug policies, zoning laws, reduction of firearm-related crimes, and more.

Graduating MPA Student, Emily Wiley, selected as UK Commencement Speaker

Graduating MPA/Non-Profit Certificate student, Emily Wiley, was selected as one of four 2024 Commencement speakers at the UK-wide ceremony on Friday, May 3.  Congratulations!  For more information on her and the other speakers, read the UK Now article here 

Valentina Osunmade published an article on Tornado-Safe Rooms

MPP student, Valentina Osunmade, wrote an article on tornado-safe rooms in the spring 2024 edition of the KAMM newsletter.  You can read it here  Congrats on your accomplishment!

PhD news!

Congratulations to Yunjun Kim on his recent publication "Assessing the Economic Impact of Innovative Cities" in Policy Studies

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