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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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Dr. Agrawal quoted for WKYT story on Kentucky sales tax changes

Senior faculty member, Dr. David Agrawal, was interviewed by WKYT on changes to Kentucky tax laws in 2022 and what those changes might mean for the state and citizenry. From the article and video on the WKYT website: 

Martin School confers 1st public policy bachelor’s degree

During the University of Kentucky's December 2022 Commencement, the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration will celebrate the first student to receive a bachelor's degree in public policy from their undergraduate program. The Martin School began offering an undergraduate public policy major in Fall 2020. Previously, the school had offered only post-graduate master’s, certificate and Ph.D.

First Undergraduate Capstone Forum

On December 2, 2022, the public policy undergraduate program hosted its first ever Capstone Forum, where five seniors presented and discussed their research projects with the Martin School community. The posters and accompanying policy briefs ranged in topic from healthcare to education to environmental policy and beyond. The five seniors who presented this fall will be joined in the spring by two more students, and the seven represent the first undergraduate graduating class from the Martin School. They are:

IPPMI Heads to Frankfort

On November 17, Dr. Kim took the International Public Policy and Management Institute cohort to Frankfort to meet with KY Senator Reginald Thomas and to attend a Kentucky Senate committee meeting. Listen to his opening remarks in the video below!

Martin School offering $250 scholarship to enlisted military and veterans

Please contact Brooke Kuerzi, undergraduate student affairs brooke.kuerzi@uky.edu or Suzy Wampler, graduate student affairs suzy.wampler@uky.edu with any questions

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