Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

Public Administration

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Program Summary

FALL 2022
Application Dates: 07/22/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
Spring 2023
Application Dates: 12/9/2022
Start Dates: 01/9/2023
Cost & Credits
Credits required: 40
Cost per credit: $715.50
Suzy Wampler

Suzy Wampler

Student Affairs Officer

Online Masters of Public Administration

Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

407 Patterson Office Tower

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 562-3132

  • MPA
Leverage your committment to integrity and excellence in public policy, public financial analysis, and public management with a Masters in Public Administration. Our program is accredited by NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration) and is currently ranked among the top 25 schools of public affairs and #3 in public budgeting and finance by US News and World Report.  

Program Summary

FALL 2022
Application Dates: 07/22/2022
Start Dates: 08/22/2022
Spring 2023
Application Dates: 12/9/2022
Start Dates: 01/9/2023
Cost & Credits
Credits required: 40
Cost per credit: $715.50

Build on Strong Foundations in Management, Finance and Analysis

This Masters program offers rigorous academic and practical training for persons pursuing management careers in public and nonprofit organizations by building on strong foundations in management, finance, and analysis. The program includes a multidisciplinary approach, innovative learning environment, and dedicated faculty with strong commitments to public service values, strategic thinking, and integrity. Graduates find careers prospects and positions in

  • Federal, state, and local levels of government
  • Nonprofit agencies including city/state finance officers, budget analysts, city planners, program administrators, and legislative research
  • Health services administrators/executives 

Application Requirements

The GRE/GMAT is not required for admission to this program.

Students must meet all Graduate School admission requirements.

  • Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Official transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

College-level microeconomics course is required which may be completed in the first semester of the program. Students should also have at least college algebra or quantitative scores on the GRE (if provided). 


Contact

Suzy Wampler

Suzy Wampler

Student Affairs Officer

Online Masters of Public Administration

Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

407 Patterson Office Tower

Lexington, KY 40506

(859) 562-3132

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.