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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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Martin School Graduation Reception

Join us on Thursday, May 4th 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.

Spotlight on a Major: Public Policy

Join us in the Stuckert Career Center to explore the endless possibilities within UK public policy! If you are passionate about helping others and addressing systemic problems facing the state, country, and world, public policy is worth checking out. Drop in and meet with the public policy program advisor to learn what is wildly possible through public policy!

2023 Alumni and Friends Reception

We're hoping you can join us on the second Friday in April for evening refreshments. We will also announce our newest Distinguished Alumnus and will induct two prominent leaders into the Kentucky Public Service Hall of Fame. Friday April 14th, 5:00-8:00 PM Rosenberg Law Building, Room 397 620 S Limestone St Lexington, KY

Four Martin School students visit D.C. over spring break, participate in SEC in DC

This spring break, a group of students in UK's Student Government Association traveled to Washington D.C. to participate in SEC in DC, a conference where student governments from SEC schools network and advocate on behalf of their students' interests. UK students got to meet with six of Kentucky's eight Congressional delegation, including staff from Senator McConnell's office. Two first-year students, Logan Justice and Siena Pilati, submitted policy briefs to be considered for the opportunity, and were both chosen to represent UKSGA.

Dr. Karida Brown Lecture and Book Discussion

Dr. Karida L. Brown, Professor of Sociology at Emory University, will visit the University of Kentucky campus to discuss her book, Gone Home: Race and Roots Through Appalachia

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