The two-year Master of Public Service (MPS) degree is a 40-credit-hour program that blends a core set of coursework with field service projects and elective courses for a program grounded in distinct principles, but also tailored to individual interests and pursuits.
While completing their coursework, students participate in three for-credit public service projects – the Practicum (group) project, the International Public Service Project and the Capstone (final) project.
The MPS program provides a firm grounding in critical analysis, policy formulation and problem solving, as well as an opportunity for immersion in outstanding service organizations for students to gain competency in the principles and nuances of public service.
The concurrent degree options are offered in collaboration with other graduate-level schools in the University of Arkansas system: the Bowen School of Law, the Walton College of Business, and School for Medical Science Boozman College of Public Health.
The first-of-its-kind Executive Master of Public Service (EMPS) degree is a two-year, 36-hour program offered entirely online, giving mid-career professionals the enhanced knowledge, skills and network they need to advance their careers without relocating or disrupting their personal lives. The EMPS is a distance program, entirely formatted through online courses. Grounded in critical analysis and the formulation of program and policy options, the EMPS teaches students to build stronger communities by understanding, engaging, and transforming complex systems to ensure equity and create positive social change.
The Clinton School Speaker Series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day.