University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky
Facts about the University of Kentucky
  • The University of Kentucky offers advanced study in 90 program areas awarding doctoral degrees in 61 fields, master's degrees in 120 fields, and 5 specialist degrees. 
  • Over 6 colleges and 11 departments have received top 10 national rankings.
  • 29,410 students enrolled at UK as of 2013.
  • Over 100 countries are represented in our international student body that exceeds 1600. 
  • Graduate students make up 28% of the student body.
  • In 2011-12, the UK Libraries housed over 4 million volumes and state-of-the-art online facilities.
  • In fall 2012, 12,189 full-time employees worked at UK, including 2,284 full-time faculty and librarians.
  • Lexington, KY has been rated the 5th safest city in the United States.
Your future begins here Some of our programs that may interest you include the One-Year Master of Business Administration which is designed to leverage our first-rate teaching with real-world experience gained through Project Connect and our programs in Public Administration. These include a  the Master of Public Administration (MPA),  a 42-semester hour MPA program offers rigorous academic and practical training for persons interested in public service careers.  The Master of Public Policy (MPP)is a 2-year, 40 hour degree that prepares individuals for careers as professional policy analysts in a variety of research organizations and government agencies. This program also builds a foundation for students wishing to pursue a Ph.D. in Public Administration. The Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration program is designed to provide knowledge of the principles of organizational behavior and administrative decision making in public and quasi-public organizations, such as non-profit organizations. Course work toward the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration is divided into four phases with a total requirement of 42 hours of graduate course work beyond the master’s level as well as the completion and successful defense of a dissertation of original research.

The University of Kentucky interiorAt the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce we offer a distinctive Masters of Arts program designed to prepare students academically, professionally, and personally for careers in international affairs. Formal academic coursework is combined with experiential learning via a rich variety of co–curricular activities. This flexible program totals 30 credit hours and can be completed in just three semesters. Each student takes a core curriculum from courses and seminars taught by regular Patterson School faculty in one of four concentrations: diplomacy, international commerce, international security and intelligence, international organizations and development.

Our new, completely online Masters in Arts Administration first completely online graduate program in arts administration offered in the United States at a public university. The 36-credit hour graduate degree is designed to educate and inspire students to excel as the next generation of arts leaders.

You can access all our programs by visiting the University of Kentucky site and the Graduate School.

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