Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

Public Policy & Administration - Graduate

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Rajeev Darolia, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies, MPA & PhD programs

Associate Professor, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration

David Agrawal, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies, MPP program

Associate Professor

Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

415 Patterson Office Tower

Lexington, KY 40506-0027

Program website

martinschool@uky.edu

  • MPA
  • MPP
  • Ph.D

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
  3. Two letters of recommendation

The GRE is not required for admission to this program.

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

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.
  5. Three letters of recommendations
  6. For additional instructions on how to apply, visit: http://martin.uky.edu/how-apply
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.


Contact

Rajeev Darolia, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies, MPA & PhD programs

Associate Professor, Martin School of Public Policy & Administration

David Agrawal, PhD

Director of Graduate Studies, MPP program

Associate Professor

Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

415 Patterson Office Tower

Lexington, KY 40506-0027

martinschool@uky.edu