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At the Martin School we prepare leaders and produce research that improves lives, communities and organizations through the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the nation, and the world. Our alumni lead government organizations large and small. They manage non-profit agencies and are among the foremost faculty and researchers dedicated to investigating problems in the public sector. If you are considering an MPA, MPP, or Ph.D to further your career in public service, we invite you to take a closer look at the Martin School. Imagine yourself here.


Our Academics Are Top Notch

U.S. News & World Report ranks our program #25 in the nation overall, #4 for Public Finance and Budgeting, and #28 for public policy analysis. As a top-25 program, we challenge our students and prepare them to be leaders in their field. If you'd like to know more about our rigorous curriculum, check out our program descriptions under the "Prospective Students" tab above.


It's Personal

Ask any of our students or faculty, and they can tell you about the warmth of our community. Walking around the office, you can see it. Students regularly stop by professors' offices and hang out in the computer lab to work on homework together. Our faculty get to know our students' interests and goals. You just simply cannot be anonymous around the Martin School; if you envision yourself at a personal program, come visit with us. 


Leading by Example

We embrace our institution's promise to our Commonwealth as a public land-grant university. Our faculty have served in prominent roles in Kentucky's government, including the state's budget office. Our alumni are also leading the way in research and administration. If you want to learn from those that have served in the trenches in the classroom, through our mentor program, or at networking opportunities, consider the Martin School.


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