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Preparing Leaders in Public Service

Established in 1973, the Master’s of Public Administration program at Kentucky State University prepares students for careers as supervisors, managers, and decision-makers in the public sector—from local and state, to federal government agencies.  The program is designed to give students practical abilities in problem-solving, program analysis, and implementation.

MPA Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

Goal 1 – Objectives:
Students will be able to lead and manage in the public sector.
Students will have the opportunity to model leadership through group projects. Students will have the opportunity to manage applied research projects in a variety of public sector environments.

Goal 2 – Objectives:
Students will be able to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions.
Students will analyze data, construct models, evaluate policies, and recommend policy alternatives.

Goal 3 – Objectives:
Students will be able to communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
Students will be able to produce and present results of policy and research reports in oral and written form. Students will be able to interact with one of the most diverse faculty, staff and student populations.

Goal 4 – Objectives:
Students will be able to articulate and apply a public service perspective.
Students will interact with public sector practitioners to better understand how to articulate and apply public sector perspectives. Students will be able to identify and explain public sector theories necessary to lead and manage a culturally diverse society.

Goal 5 – Objectives:
Students will be able to participate in and contribute to the public policy process.
Students will be able to identify societal problems, apply public policy theories, and evaluate public policy and program effectiveness using empirical evidence to propose effective solutions to address the needs of public organizations.
Students will be able to clearly articulate the public policy process and conduct original and scholarly research on public policy issues.

Outcomes:

80% of the students will be able to explain leadership and management concepts in the public sector.
80% of the students will be able to analyze, synthesize, think critically, solve problems and make decisions.
80% of the students will be able to communicate and interact productively with a diverse and changing workforce and citizenry.
80% of the students will be able to articulate and apply a public service perspective.
80% of the students will be able to explain the public policy process and propose effective solutions to address the needs of public organizations.

Accreditation:

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmed Kentucky State University’s accreditation for the next 10 years.

The Masters of Public Administration (MPA) program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA) and offers concentrations in: human resource management, nonprofit management, international development, and management information systems.

Contact Us

Master of Public Administration
400 East Main Street
Hathaway Hall, Suite 311
Frankfort, KY 40601

Monday–Friday, 8:00 am- 4:30 pm

Phone: (502) 597-6890
Fax: (502) 597-6715