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Undergraduate Programs

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.

Master of Public Financial Management

Gain practical skills in public budgeting and finance to advance in your career.

PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Carry out sophisticated policy research and pursue meaningful careers in academia, government agencies, and beyond.

Graduate Certificate in Public Financial Management

Sharpen your financial management skills to advance in your career on your own time.

Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Develop the leadership and practical skills to successfully manage in the world of nonprofits. 

International Public Policy and Management Institute

Advance yourself as a global expert and connect with professionals from around the world. 

Program News

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.

Martin School collaborates with College of Design for new master's program

In a collaboration with the College of Design, we are proud to announce a fully online Master of Heritage Resources Administration (MHRA) which combines historic preservation with management and public administration.  Students take core courses and electives in both Historic Preservation and the Martin School, culminating in our PA 681 capstone. 

UK Student Lindsey Porter Gives Insight on Unique PharmD/MPA Joint Degree

Since 1997, the Martin School and the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy have jointly provided this unique dual degree program, the first of its type to be offered in the nation.

Two new undergraduate scholarships available starting fall 2021

The Martin School is pleased to offer two new undergraduate scholarships starting in fall 2021: the Michael and Margaret Ruehling Undergraduate Public Policy Scholarship and the Martin School Undergraduate Scholarship.  

Minor in Public Policy available starting fall 2021

Starting in fall 2021, UK undergraduates will have the option to add a Minor in Public Policy onto their current degree program.