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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.

Latest News

Yun Jun Kim wins Best Graduate Poster at ABFM

Doctoral Student Yun Jun Kim won Best Graduate Poster for "How does intergovernmental competition increase government spending?" The poster is included below for your review.    

Dr. Caroline Weber named Co-Editor of National Tax Journal for 2023

Congratulations to Dr. Caroline Weber on her appointment to this important role at a prestigious tax journal. Read the story republished from the NTA website below.

Martin School Celebrates First Student Body President, Andrew Laws

This year, in addition to celebrating the first cohort of public policy graduates, the Martin School is also proud to announce that one of our own public policy undergraduate students, Andrew Laws, is the 2022-23 student body president. Andrew was sworn in at the end of the spring 2022 semester, and spent the summer meeting with top UK administrators, attending his first Board of Trustees meeting, and getting the lay of the land.

Martin School receives gift to create diversity and inclusion program

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration has received a generous donation to establish the Miriam Jane Van Dyke Barager Endowment for Diversity and Inclusion that will focus on giving students a better understanding of these issues as they prepare for careers in public service and civic leadership. The program is made possible by Judy Barager-Kemper, a Martin School alumna, and her family, and is named in honor of her mother.

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