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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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MPA student Devin Dunigan attended the 19th Annual Black Policy Conference at Harvard Kennedy School of Government

Congratulations to Devin on this amazing accomplishment! In a world where meaningful change often begins with dialogue, Devin Dunigan, a first-year Master of Public Policy student, recently embarked on an inspiring journey at the 19th Annual Black Policy Conference held at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. This prestigious event serves as a beacon of hope, bringing together leading minds and practitioners to address challenges impacting Black communities and fostering sustainable solutions.

Three Martin School Students received the Employee Educational Assistance Awards

Three Martin School students received the Women’s Forum Employee Educational Assistance Award compliments UK’s existing tuition waiver program, the Employee Education Program (EEP). Recipients receive $250 to assist with the cost of books and/or other materials, supplies and fees related to their UK coursework. Congratulations to them! The Spring 2024 recipients are:

Main Street Clean Sweep

Bluegrass Greensource needs your help this Earth Week for our eleventh annual Main Street Clean Sweep. UK's Martin School is hosting a cleanup on Tuesday, April 16th at 3 - 5 p.m. starting at Willy T Young Library.   

2024 Graduation Reception

Join us on Thursday, May 2nd to celebrate our newest Martin School graduates! All students graduating this year are encouraged to attend and be recognized. We will have light refreshments and a photographer, plus a super brief program to acknowledge our graduates' achievements. Families, partners, and children are all welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Kuerzi or Suzy Wampler.

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