The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Kentucky State University prepares and inspires individuals to meet the call of public service in leadership and management. The MPA program thus implements a vital part of the University’s mission in accordance with the educational philosophy of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The program fosters commitment to public service, and provides knowledge and skills of value to public and non-profit sector professionals confronting dynamic work environments. Students can choose from a balanced inventory of conceptual, quantitative, and professional courses to solve complex problems within human resource management, non-profit management, international development, and management information systems.

As Kentucky’s only public historically black college or university (HBCU), the MPA program is dedicated to advancing diversity and to promoting social equity. Kentucky State University is strategically located in the capital city of Frankfort, KY and embraces its close proximity to numerous types of government agencies and nonprofit organizations. With the university’s location, the program has the distinct advantage of serving local, state, national, and international communities by preparing students today for real-life leadership tomorrow.