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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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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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Celebrating Success: Mayor Linda Gorton and Secretary Lindy Casebier Congratulate IPPMI

Join us in celebrating IPPMI by watching these congratulatory videos from Mayor Linda Gorton and KY Secretary of Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Lindy Casebier.

Relocation to New Space in Miller Hall Planned for Early 2025

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is going to have a permanent new home.  University officials have given final approval for the School’s relocation from the Patterson Office Tower to historic Miller Hall, which will undergo a major renovation expected to be complete by January 2025.

Two Martin School Students attended the KY Association of Mitigation Managers conference

Congrats to Valentina Osunmade, MPP student, and Emily Wiley, MPA student, on their attendance at the Kentucky Association of Mitigation Manager's conference in Prestonsburg.  Lieutenant Governor Jaqueline Coleman was the keynote speaker.

2023 Wendell H. Ford Lecture, featuring John Yarmuth

“The Broken Federal Budget Process: Is There Hope For A Bipartisan Fix?"

Drs. Iuliia Shybalkina and David Agrawal Awarded UNITE General Pilot Grant for Research on 'Race and Local Revenue Systems

Dr. Iuliia Shybalkina and Dr. David Agrawal have been selected as the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator, respectively, for a UNITE General Pilot Grant focused on research titled "Race and Local Revenue Systems." This grant initiative is designed to provide support to projects that examine racial equity through the lens of humanities and humanistic social sciences. Their selection underscores the significance of their research in addressing the complex issues surrounding race and local revenue systems.

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