Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

Public Policy & Administration - Graduate

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Bill Hoyt

William Hoyt, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies, MPA/MPP programs

Professor, Bryan Endowed Chair of Public Finance

David Agrawal, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies, PhD program

Associate Professor

Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

407 Patterson Office Tower

Lexington, KY 40506-0027

Program website

martinschool@uky.edu

  • MPA
  • MPP
  • Ph.D
Other programs from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration:

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 Administration Description

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.

Application Requirements - MPA

  1. CV
  2. Personal Statement  (Please indicate your background in public service and why you want to obtain a Master's in Public Administration).
  3. Two letters of recommendation

The GRE is not required for admission to this program.

Applicants must meet the Graduate School admission requirements.

 Students interested in funding can submit a funding interest form here.

Click here for an assistantship application (optional)

​For additional instructions on how to apply, visit: http://martin.uky.edu/how-apply

 

Application Deadlines

Spring: December 6

Fall: July 24

Master of Public Policy Description

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. 

Application Requirements - MPP

  1. CV
  2. Personal Statement
  3. GRE or GMAT
    • ​EXCEPTION: no GRE or GMAT is required for PharmD students applying to Public Policy & Administration.
  4. Two letters of recommendation

Applicants must meet the Graduate School admission requirements.

Click here for an assistantship application (optional)

​For additional instructions on how to apply, visit: http://martin.uky.edu/how-apply

 

Application Deadlines

Spring: December 6

Fall: July 24

Doctor of Philosophy Description

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 - Ph.D.

  1. CV
  2. Personal Statement
    • 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: The Fulbright Foundation, and/or Government Support (Give information).
    • Please explain why you want to earn this degree at the Martin School and what your research interests are.
  3. Writing Sample
    • ​Please upload a sample of academic or professional work.
  4. GRE or GMAT
    • ​EXCEPTION: no GRE or GMAT is required for PharmD students applying to Public Policy & Administration.
    • The GRE will no longer be required for admission, starting Spring 2023.
  5. Three letters of recommendations
  6. For additional instructions on how to apply, visit: http://martin.uky.edu/how-apply

Applicants must meet the Graduate School admission requirements.

Application Deadlines

Fall: To receive full consideration for financial aid, students must submit completed applications by January 15. We only admit for the fall semester.


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Bill Hoyt

William Hoyt, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies, MPA/MPP programs

Professor, Bryan Endowed Chair of Public Finance

David Agrawal, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies, PhD program

Associate Professor

Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

407 Patterson Office Tower

Lexington, KY 40506-0027

martinschool@uky.edu

Other programs from the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration: