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Martin School PhD Program

The doctoral degree in public policy and administration offered by the University of Kentucky through the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is an academic credential of the highest order. Since 1988, the Martin School has offered a doctoral degree in public administration (now public policy and administration) to prepare scholars and leaders for distinguished careers in public service. Our Ph.D. program was ranked #4 by the National Research Council.

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Coursework and PhD exams

Coursework and PhD Exams

Previous dissertations

Martin School PhD graduates' dissertations can be found on UKnowledge

Uknowledge dissertations

Application info

Application requirements & dates

Application requirements

  • Transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • CV or resume
  • Academic writing sample

Important dates

  • January 15: deadline to apply for PhD for fall semester
  • March 15: notification of admission

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