The Graduate School

Public Policy & Administration - Graduate

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Nicolai Petrovsky

Director of Graduate Studies

Martin School of Public Policy & Administration

The Graduate School

The Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, a research, academic and service unit of the Graduate School, offers the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration, the Master in Public Administration (MPA), the Master in Public Policy (MPP) degrees and the online Master of Public Financial Management. The Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration is designed to prepare students for positions with academic institutions or policy think tanks. 

Master of Public Policy

The MPP program offers a professional degree that prepares students for careers as professional policy analysts in government and non-profit organizations. Students enter the program with diverse academic backgrounds, but should have taken statistics, calculus, and intermediate microeconomics. 

Master of Public Administration

The MPA program offers a professional degree that prepares students for careers of leadership in public service as analysts and managers in the public, not-for-profit, and private sectors. Students enter the program with diverse academic backgrounds.

Doctor of Philosophy

The curriculum of the Ph.D. program provides knowledge of the principles of organizational behavior, an understanding of the public policy process and policy issues, and an ability to analyze policy and administrative problems through research and analytical methods.

Application Requirements - MPA

Fall application deadline - July 1 (February 1 for funding consideration)

Spring application deadline - November 1 (part-time or transfer students only)

  • CV
  • Personal Statement - 
    • Please indicate if you are applying to the one-year accelerated program, the two-year traditional evening program, or to be a part-time, evening student.
    • Please also indicate if you have previously applied to the Martin School?  If so, when? 
    • How many years of paid public or non-profit experience have you had?
    • Do you have support from any of the following programs: Employee tuition benefits, The Fulbright Foundation, and/or Government Support (Give information).
  • GRE or GMAT
  • Three letters of recommendation

 

Application Requirements - MPP

Fall application deadline - July 1 (February 1 for funding consideration)

Spring application deadline - November 1 (part-time or transfer students only)

  • CV
  • Personal Statement - 
    • Please indicate if you are applying to the one-year accelerated program, the two-year traditional evening program, or to be a part-time, evening student.
    • Please also indicate if you have previously applied to the Martin School?  If so, when? 
    • How many years of paid public or non-profit experience have you had?
    • Do you have support from any of the following programs: Employee tuition benefits, The Fulbright Foundation, and/or Government Support (Give information).
  • GRE or GMAT
  • Three letters of recommendation

Application Requirements - Ph.D.

Fall application deadline - To receive full consideration for financial aid, students must submit completed applications by February 1. All applications must be received by July 1; however, submission of applications by February 1 is encouraged. We only admit for the fall semester.

  • CV
  • Personal Statement - 
    • Please indicate if you are applying to the one-year accelerated program, the two-year traditional evening program, or to be a part-time, evening student.
    • Please also indicate if you have previously applied to the Martin School?  If so, when? 
    • How many years of paid public or non-profit experience have you had?
    • Do you have support from any of the following programs: Employee tuition benefits, The Fulbright Foundation, and/or Government Support (Give information).
  • Writing Sample - Please upload a sample of academic or professional work.
  • GRE or GMAT
  • Three letters of recommendation

Admission Officer Contact Information

Mary Richardson

201C Gillis Building
859-257-4618
mrich6@uky.edu


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Nicolai Petrovsky

Director of Graduate Studies

Martin School of Public Policy & Administration

The Graduate School

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