The Clinton School seeks students to build on their own unique assets, adding new skills and understandings that can prepare them for leadership in public service. The school defines public service as working for the benefit of others through good works in the non-profit, for-profit, volunteer or government sectors. At the Clinton School, public service extends to personal dedication and selflessness that lead to building stronger communities and a more workable and responsive world. That’s why the Clinton School curriculum involves service learning.
Admission to the Clinton School of Public Service is determined by several factors including academic background, graduate admissions test scores, public service experience, and personal vision for future public service contributions. In addition, all applicants should meet the minimum criteria for graduate studies at the University of Arkansas, which includes a 2.85 GPA in undergraduate studies. The ideal Clinton School applicant will be one that has demonstrated a strong academic background, vested experiences in the realm of public service, and an articulate vision for their future public service work. The Clinton School is a non-partisan graduate institution, and we continue to welcome academically and experientially qualified applicants of all ideologies, backgrounds, ages, and life experiences.
The 2014 application process will begin in September 2013. The postmark-deadline for all required application documents will be January 25, 2014. Please check back in September for the 2014 online application.
When completing the application, take special care to thoroughly address each requirement of the application process. Only completed application files containing documents postmarked by the deadline will be reviewed by the Admission Committee.
All interested applicants are highly encouraged to visit the Clinton School. By scheduling a weekday visit, an interested student may be able to sit in on a class, meet current students, attend one of our renowned speaker programs and meet with the Admission Director.
For more information on the admissions process, please visit our FAQ’s page. You may also contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com, or call 501-683-5228. We welcome you to find out more about the Master of Public Service degree program, and look very forward to working with you this year. Thanks for your interest in the Clinton School of Public Service!