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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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Frankfort Trip 2024

Martin School students are invited to visit the state capitol and learn more about careers and internships in our state government!   Please RSVP by February 1st. 

2024 Martin School Book Club Kick Off

Dear Martin School students, staff, faculty, and alumni, We would be thrilled for you to join us this February for the 2024 Martin School Book Club, featuring “The Injustice of Place: Uncovering the Legacy of Poverty in America,” by Dr. Kathryn J. Edin (Princeton University), H. Luke Shaefer (University of Michigan), Timothy J. Nelson (Princeton University). Please see below for a description of The Injustice of Place: Uncovering the Legacy of Poverty in America. 

Fall 2023 Capstone Forum

Three students presented their capstone projects, which this semester dealt with issues of transportation, housing, and child welfare.

2023 Undergraduate Student Accomplishments

Our Undergraduates have had a huge year! Let's recap! Job placements: Had first students graduate with the BA in Public Policy in 2022-23 Grayson Blount is attending medical school at East Tennessee State University. Henri Neblina is completing a master's in public policy and management at Carnegie Mellon. Olivia Corley is completing a master's in criminology at University of Pennsylvania

Policy Roundtable

How has parking affected your life at UK? How many times have you been late to class because of parking? How much do you pay for a parking pass just to not get a spot?

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