The goal of the KU School of Public Affairs and Administration is to develop skilled leaders, innovators, and problem solvers who are ready to confront pressing social and economic challenges at the local, state, national, and international levels. Our bachelors, masters, and doctoral programs prepare leaders to confront the challenges of contemporary public management and build professionalism in the public and nonprofit sectors. Since 1998, U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Master of Public Administration degree program first in the nation.

Why earn your MPA at KU? Because we have the TOP program in the nation.

The Master of Public Administration program is consistently ranked #1 in the nation in city management and urban policy by U.S. News and World Report. If you are interested in a career in local government, we invite you to learn more about our signature MPA intern-option program.

Want to pursue an MPA without the internship component? Consider our career-option MPA. Application deadline: May 1 (early decision) or June 15

Professional Development Through the KU Public Management Center

 

 

Want to refresh and strengthen your math, statistics, and Excel skills? Attend our Math & Statistics Boot Camp on August 14-15. Learn more about improving your confidence and performance in doing data analysis in the workplace.

Registration is now open for the Supervisory Leadership Training on August 25-27. Learn more about this practical, engaging, and relevant course, which is great for new supervisors as well as experienced leaders seeking a quick refresher.

Looking for a way to build your skills in your current role while also preparing for the next step? Register for the fall Emerging Leaders Academy, which will start on September 23 (Kansas City area) and September 25 (Topeka).


Ranked in the top 10 master of public affairs programs in the nation
—U.S. News & World Report
#1 in the nation for city management and urban policy

— U.S. News & World Report


#5 in the nation for public management

— U.S. News & World Report
Three faculty have won W.T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence
Rosemary O’Leary is KU’s Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration
Four MPA graduates have been elected president of the International City/County Management Association (ICMA)
Founder of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (JPART)
Four faculty are National Academy of Public Administration Fellows
Bob Kipp, vice president of Hallmark Cards, was a 2012 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. secretary of health and human services, was a 2009 recipient of the CLAS Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award
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