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Governing U is an index of public sector management and policy degrees from universities across the country. It provides a single source for browsing offerings from Master of Public Administration (MPA) , the Master of Public Policy (MPP) and the Executive MPA and certificate and other professional programs designed specifically for the education needs of working professionals in public service.



    • MPA
    • MPP
    • Exec. MPA
    • L. Certs
  • University of Kansas-Lawrence
  • 1445 Jayhawk Blvd.
  • 785-864-3527
  • Description

    The University of Kansas School of Public Affairs and Administration offers both academic and workplace-based professional development education to strengthen the provision of public services in society.  We prepare leaders and link KU resources to the challenges of public management through service and research.  We offer degrees at the master’s (MPA), doctoral (PhD) and undergraduate levels. Through our collaboration with the Public Management Center, we offer a variety of professional development programs for public sector professionals.

    Our school:

    • Offers nationally regarded programs for those pursuing careers in public service.
    • Maintains excellence by recruiting superb faculty, staff and students and committing ourselves to their development.
    • Ensures rich student experiences through an extensive alumni network of public service professionals.

    Our programs:

    • Are highly respected nationally. Our MPA is ranked #1among city management and urban policy programs and is tied for #7 overall in the 2008 US News and World Report review of graduate programs in public affairs in the U.S.
    • Advance academic rigor in public service.
    • Integrate classroom study and workplace experience.
    • Link participants to a network of public service professionals.

    Our students:

    • Exemplify dedication to professionalism in public service.
    • Seek intellectual engagement to enhance workplace practice.
    • Are committed to leadership and lifelong learning.

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