About the MPA Degree Program

The Master of Public Administration program is a two-year graduate degree program offered on the campus of Kentucky State University. We prepare individuals for management and leadership careers in public service. The program advances knowledge, research and practice of public administration through a solid foundation of core coursework in public administration and society, information science, fiscal resources management, and quantitative analysis. Students also develop specialized expertise in at least one concentration area: Human Resource Management (HRM), Non-profit Management (NP), International Development (ID), and Management Information Systems (MIS). The MPA program places a strong emphasis on research and practice of public policy that provides relevant experience for our students to develop the skill set needed to be successful in the real-world. Our graduates go on to have fulfilling careers working for a wide range of governmental, nonprofit, and even private sector organizations.


 Program Outcomes

Number of graduates employed, by professional sector, within six months of MPA degree completion:

Professional  Employment

Graduation Year 2018-2019

Graduation Year 2017-2018

State government

50%

50%

Nonprofit

12.5%

0%

Private non research/consulting

25%

10%

Private research/consulting

0%

10%

Military service

0%

20%

Obtaining further education

12.5%

10%

Unemployed

0%

0%

Program Graduates

8

10


 Graduation Rates

 The table below reflects the percentage of total students completing the program within 2 years, 3 years, 4 years, and persisting to graduation. Please note: The majority of our students work and attend school part-time, leading to longer completion rates.

Academic Year

Students Entering

Within 2 Years

Within 3 Years

Within 4 Years

Still Active

2015-2016

21

10%

70%

100%

0%