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University of Kentucky

Martin School of Public Policy and Administration

Lexington, KY

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Overview

University of Kentucky / Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is located in Lexington, KY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate) Public financial management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration
Master of Public Policy (MPP) Public policy
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Public policy and administration
Master of Public Financial Management (MPFM) Public financial management

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 22
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? Yes
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT or GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT or GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

98
Applied
62
Accepted
33
Enrolled
63%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
75
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline July 15th March 15th Yes
Spring deadline December 15th August 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GMAT or GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.75
Doctoral Degree Exam GMAT or GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum graduate GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79
IELTS: Recommended IELTS Paper score: 7

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$24,472
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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

89
Total Graduate Students
16%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
83%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino Not Reported
Black or African American 3.37%
White or Caucasian 61%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 4.49%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown Not Reported

Gender

Male (62%)
Female (37%)

Faculty

13
Total faculty
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 3
Male (10)
Female (3)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Public financial management, education finance and policy, tax policy, environmental policy, public organizations and management
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 120 Patterson Drive
415 Patterson Office Tower
Lexington, KY  40506-0027
United States
Contact Dr. Ron W. Zimmer
Director of the Martin School
Email: ron.zimmer@uky.edu
Phone: 859-323-5413
Fax: 859-323-1937

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