University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Clinton School of Public Service
Master of Public Service
M.P.S.-Master of Public Service
The Clinton School of Public Service is the first graduate program in the nation offering a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree. The program is designed to help students gain knowledge and experience to further their careers in the areas of nonprofit, governmental, volunteer or private sector service work. Applicants are drawn from a variety of disciplines that are relevant to public service. The Clinton School also partners with other UA institutions to offer the MPS degree concurrently with degrees in law, public health and business administration (course sequence and timetables for concurrent degree options may vary).
The Master of Public Service degree program provides academic and practical hands-on training for its students. The program is particularly geared to individuals who want to use their acquired skills in a new way to promote social change. Clinton School students are drawn from diverse backgrounds ranging from international students to native Arkansans, from mid-career professionals to recent college graduates. The only commonality among MPS candidates is a desire to better the world through public service. If you have that desire, the Clinton School is the place for you!
The Clinton School provides a firm grounding in critical analysis and the formulation of program and policy options. There is intellectual rigor in the classroom, but more than that, there is an opportunity for immersion in outstanding service organizations for students to gain competency in the principles and nuances of public service and promoting social change.
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