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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.

Master of Public Administration

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

Master of Public Policy

Analyze policy and use data to drive progress.

PhD in Public Policy and Administration

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

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You can earn Master's degree or Certificate at your own pace, online. Our programs are designed to meet you where you are, and train you to launch a career in public service.

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VOTES Indonesia Changemakers arranging information sessions with UK MPA students

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John Della Volpe: "Gen Z’s fight to save America" 2022 Ford Lecture

Join us October 11 in Gatton B&E's Kincaid auditorium for John Della Volpe and an interactive Ford Lecture!

2022 Kathryn E. Hensley Award @ SeCOPA to Mark Birdwhistell

Mark Birdwhistell picks up another honor in 2022. This time he has won the Kathryn E. Hensley Award Distinguished Public Service Practitioner Award.

Seminar: Dr. Anjali Adukia

October 7th 11 AM at Gatton B&E Room 127, please join us for Dr. Anjali Adukia. Books shape how children learn about society and norms, in part through representation of different characters. We introduce new artificial intelligence methods for systematically converting images into data and apply them, along with text analysis methods, to measure the representation of race, gender, and age in award-winning children’s books from the past century.

Yun Jun Kim wins Best Graduate Poster at ABFM

Doctoral Student Yun Jun Kim won Best Graduate Poster for "How does intergovernmental competition increase government spending?" The poster is included below for your review.    

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