Preparing Exceptional Leaders for Public Service
The KU Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree prepares students for careers in public service, including at all levels of government, non-profit organizations, and public service-oriented private organizations. Our MPA program employs a unique combination of theoretically grounded coursework and practical application. It is recognized with multiple top rankings by U.S. News and World Report, including a long-standing #1 ranking in local government management.
Broadly speaking, our MPA program is designed to enable students to explore diverse problems in a diverse world. It focuses on building students' skills and knowledge in:
- human resource management
- stakeholder engagement
- effective public service delivery
- budgeting and resource allocation
- policy design, implementation, and analysis