Admissions Information

Applying for our Programs

If you've determined a career in public service is right for you, we urge you to join us at one of the best programs in the country.  The School of Public Affairs and Administration at KU offers several programs that will lead you to a satisfying and productive career.  Our classrooms are filled with both faculty and practitioners bringing critical thinking and analytical skills together to bridge the gap between policy and practice.  You leave here with the added bonus of a network of hundreds of Jayhawks serving in roles around the world.  

Our Admissions requirements vary by the program we offer.  Please click on the degree for admissions information for that particular program

1.  Undergraduate Degrees in Law and Society and Public Administration

2.  Master of Public Administration

3. Master of Public Administration, City Management Fellow Program

4. Master of Urban Planning

5. PhD in Public Administration

We encourage you to contact one of our advisors for more information or help with your application

Academic Success Coach, ABS Master's Online | Public Administration and Law & Society Programs
913.897.8521
Raymond Hummert
Chief Academic Advisor and Director of Alumni Relations
785-864-9097
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060

Ray Hummert advises intern- and career-track MPA students on the Lawrence campus.

Noel Rasor
Graduate Advisor and Assistant Director of the Public Management Center
913-897-8460
Wescoe Hall, Room 4060

Noel Rasor advises MPA students in the Topeka area.

Graduate Academic Advisor - Senior
913-897-8510
BEST 277

Michelle Welch advises career-track MPA students on the Edwards campus.