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International Public Policy and Management Institute

The International Public Policy and Management Institute, housed at the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, is the first educational institute established at the University of Kentucky to provide international professionals with various opportunities to advance themselves as global experts. The Institute links the academic and professional expertise of faculty, researchers, and alumni to the needs of international professionals in business, government, and public organizations around the world. The Institute can draw on an interdisciplinary faculty with expertise in public policy, public administration, economics, business, management, international relations, and political science, and applies academic advances in those fields to the analysis of public policies and management issues in a global setting. The institute currently concentrates on professionals, government officials, and employees of local public enterprises in Asia, but is eager to expand its focuses to other countries to meet the needs of their professionals.

Master’s Degree Programs

Students may pursue a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree or a Master of Public Policy (MPP) at the Martin School. The MPA program combines one and a half years' graduate study with a half-year internship placement, and the MPP is an accelerated one-year program.

Learn more about getting an MPA through IPPMI | Learn more about getting an EMPP through IPPMI

Certificate Program

This one-year, non-degree, certificate program is designed to provide international professionals with an academic understanding of U.S. local government and public enterprises via classroom instruction, intensive and immersive English language training, interaction with local public policy agencies, as well as exposure to US culture beyond the university’s campus.

Learn more about the IPPMI Certificate Program

Professional Leadership Program I

This one-year, non-degree, professional leadership program is designed to provide international professionals with an academic understanding of U.S. local government and public enterprises via classroom instruction, a fourteen hour per week guided independent study, interaction with local public policy agencies, as well as exposure to US culture beyond the campus of the university.

Learn more about the IPPMI Professional Leadership Program I

Professional Leadership Program II

This two-year, non-degree, professional leadership program is designed to provide international professionals with an academic understanding of U.S. local government and public enterprises via classroom instruction, a fourteen hour per week guided independent study, interaction with local public policy agencies, as well as exposure to US culture beyond the campus of the university.

Learn more about the IPPMI Professional Leadership Program II

Short-Term Executive Program

The Institute offers specifically tailored executive education programs. Participants can choose the length and scope of the program as well as academic content.