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Undergraduate student accepted to present research at NCUR, Posters-at-the-Capitol

Senior, Zach Owen to present his capstone research project, "Homeownership and Mortgage Loans: How Important Is a Conventional Loan?”

2023 Undergraduate Student Accomplishments

Our Undergraduates have had a huge year! Let's recap! Job placements: Had first students graduate with the BA in Public Policy in 2022-23 Grayson Blount is attending medical school at East Tennessee State University. Henri Neblina is completing a master's in public policy and management at Carnegie Mellon. Olivia Corley is completing a master's in criminology at University of Pennsylvania

Policy Roundtable

How has parking affected your life at UK? How many times have you been late to class because of parking? How much do you pay for a parking pass just to not get a spot?

Undergraduate Hunter McCormick's work with Government Accountability Office (GAO) gets published

After successfully completing an internship with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) in summer 2022, Hunter McCormick's ('23) work has paid off. On January 23, 2023, a report he contributed to during his time with the GAO was officially published.

Fall 2023 Admitted Student Day Public Policy Mixer

Join us for a special Admitted Student Day in March for Public Policy majors. Admitted public policy majors who attend the Admitted Student Day on Friday, March 10th will have the opportunity to attend a Martin School mixer from 2 - 4 p.m. This is a great opportunity to mingle with current students and faculty, get pressing questions answered, and see what it's like to be part of our wildly powerful community! Register here!

Martin School confers 1st public policy bachelor’s degree

During the University of Kentucky's December 2022 Commencement, the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration will celebrate the first student to receive a bachelor's degree in public policy from their undergraduate program. The Martin School began offering an undergraduate public policy major in Fall 2020.

First Undergraduate Capstone Forum

On December 2, 2022, the public policy undergraduate program hosted its first ever Capstone Forum, where five seniors presented and discussed their research projects with the Martin School community. The posters and accompanying policy briefs ranged in topic from healthcare to education to environmental policy and beyond. The five seniors who presented this fall will be joined in the spring by two more students, and the seven represent the first undergraduate graduating class from the Martin School. They are:

Public Policy Preview Night

Public Policy is a new and exciting major that prepares students for meaningful careers in government, nonprofits, advocacy, law, research, and more! Join us at 6 p.m. in 375 Gatton Student Center to discuss our undergraduate program in public policy. You will meet with current students and faculty who can describe the career opportunities, internships, classes, and community that come along with a degree from the Martin School. If you are passionate about making positive changes for yourself and your world, come explore the versatility and challenge of a public policy degree!

Martin School Celebrates First Student Body President, Andrew Laws

This year, in addition to celebrating the first cohort of public policy graduates, the Martin School is also proud to announce that one of our own public policy undergraduate students, Andrew Laws, is the 2022-23 student body president. Andrew was sworn in at the end of the spring 2022 semester, and spent the summer meeting with top UK administrators, attending his first Board of Trustees meeting, and getting the lay of the land.

UK Public Policy AMA

Thinking about a major in public policy? This is your chance to get pressing questions answered about the classes, extracurricular opportunities, careers and more as you make your college decisions. Already confirmed for fall? Stop in to meet current students and others from your cohort. This is also open to current UK students considering a major or minor in public policy. Ask us anything!