The Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas, the first in the nation to offer a Master of Public Service, gives students the knowledge and experience to further their careers in the areas of nonprofit, governmental, volunteer, or private sector service.

Real World Curriculum

While learning valuable lessons in the classroom, Clinton School students also complete “hands-on” public service projects, ranging from local work in Arkansas communities to international projects on all of the world’s six inhabited continents.

A two-year graduate program with a “real world” curriculum, the Clinton School is located on the grounds of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park in Little Rock, Ark. The school embodies former President Clinton’s vision of building leadership in civic engagement and enhancing people’s capacity to work across disciplinary, racial, ethnic, and geographical boundaries.

Clinton School students come from many different backgrounds, with public service interests and experience ranging from Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and military veterans to medical, business, and nonprofit professionals. Whether your passion is education policy, health care, legal issues, corporate responsibility, the environment, or the fight against poverty and hunger, the Clinton School can give you the skills and experiences necessary to make a difference.

University of Arkansas System Member

The Clinton School was established by the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees on January 29, 2004, as a new academic institution within the University of Arkansas System. Since its inception, the Clinton School has been a collaborative effort among its three accredited sponsoring institutions – the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (UAF), the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

Each campus brings a wealth of resources to the partnership, including a history of scholarship and academic integrity, with specialty faculties that provide an instant infusion of excellence into the UACS teaching program. Additionally, the Clinton School offers concurrent degree programs and elective course offerings through its partners in the system.


Learn more about the Master of Public Service degree program and Clinton School Online.

Our Impact

Learn more about the Clinton School’s three for-credit field service experiences.