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Full-time online MPA

Course sequence. All courses are asynchronous unless otherwise indicated

Fall year 1

PA 621 Quantitative Methods of Research (3)

PA 631 Public Financial Management (3)

PA 651 The Policy Process (3)

PA 691 Leadership and Ethics in Public service (3) synchronous

Spring year 2

PA 622 Public Program Evaluation (3)

PA 602 Strategic Planning of Public/Non-Profits (3)

PA 652 Public Policy Economics (3)

Fall year 2

PA 623 Decision Analysis and Support Sys (1) synchronous

PA 642 Public/Non Profit Org Theory (3)

Elective depending on elective choice, may be synchronous

Spring year 2

PA 681 Capstone (3) synchronous

Elective x2 (6)

Internship (1)

Online MPA Degree

Complete the same accredited and nationally recognized Master's of Public Administration online with the same curriculum and requirements as the in-person MPA only in mostly asynchronous courses.  Your degree will be a Master's of Public Administration, with no distinction made for online.  Students who take a fully online course load pay in-state tuition https://www.uky.edu/studentaccount/tuition

  • Useful for working professionals
  • take one or two courses per semester
  • have the option to take in-person courses

However, international students enrolling in the online program must take the coursework from their home country as admission to a fully online program will not allow issuance of an I-20 or DS-2019

Application requirements

Same requirements as the in-person MPA

  • Transcripts (unofficial are acceptable for your application but the Graduate School requires official ones before enrolling)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement indicating your educational and professional background that led you to want an MPA
  • Language scores for international students (79 TOEFL, 6.5 IELTS, 115 Duolingo)
  • Application fee
  • GRE not required

Apply to the Graduate School here