The Graduate School

Public Financial Management - Graduate

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Dr. Merl Hackbart

Director of Graduate Studies

Martin School of Public Policy & Administration

The Graduate School

415 Patterson Office Tower

Lexington, KY 40506-0027

Program website

859-257-5594

  • MPA

The Master of Public Financial Management is designed to meet the current and expanding national demand for well-trained financial managers for public and non-profit organizations. Public institutions are faced with multiple challenges as they attempt to efficiently and effectively manage their finances and initiate new programs that are financially sustainable. The Martin School is among the top graduate programs in the nation in public financial management, and is one of very few offering an online MPFM degree program.

Master of Public Financial Management Program Description

The Master of Public Financial Management (MPFM) program offers a professional degree that prepares students for careers as professionals in public and non-profit sectors. The program is offered 100% online and is designed for students with interests in public financial management, public sector accounting and auditing and other unique aspects of public finance. Students enter the program with diverse academic backgrounds and career goals. Applicants are strongly encouraged to have had either an undergraduate course or work experience in accounting prior to admission. 

Master's (MPFM) Degree - Application Requirements

Public Financial Management Master's (MPFM) Degree - Application Requirements
CV Upload Required Yes
CV Instructions N/A
Personal Statement Upload Required Yes
Personal Statement Instructions

1) 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.

2) Please also indicate if you have previously applied to the Martin School?  If so, when? 

3) How many years of paid public or non-profit experience have you had?

4) Do you have support from any of the following programs: Employee tuition benefits, The Fulbright Foundation, and/or Government Support (Give information).

Writing Sample Upload Required Yes
Writing Sample Instructions N/A
Additional Docs Instructions N/A
GRE of GMAT GRE
Spring App Deadline December 15.
Summer App Deadline Applications not accepted.
Fall App Deadline July 15 (Graduate School deadline--for funding-related program deadlines, see below).
Additional Deadlines

January 15 - Deadline for PhD students to be considered for funding

February 15 - Deadline for masters students to be considered for funding

Number of Recommendations 3 Letters of Recommendation.

*Program requirements may change at any time. Contact the DGS of your intended program to confirm requirements.

Admissions Officer Contact Information

Mary Richardson

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


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Dr. Merl Hackbart

Director of Graduate Studies

Martin School of Public Policy & Administration

The Graduate School

415 Patterson Office Tower

Lexington, KY 40506-0027

859-257-5594

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