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Master of Public Service

Master of Public Service Program Information

The Master of Public Service degree program at the Clinton School was the first program to integrate field service as an academic credit. While learning valuable lessons in the classroom, MPS students complete three for-credit public service projects ranging from local work in Arkansas communities to international projects on all of the world’s six inhabited continents. 

With core courses in program planning, field research, and program evaluation, the Clinton School curriculum strives to build stronger relationships, stronger communities, and a more workable and responsive world.

Request More Information on the Master of Public Service

Prospective students can request more information on the MPS, schedule a phone call with the admissions team, or start their application by submitting their information and level of interest using the form below.

Master of Public Service Admissions Process

Admission to the Master of Public Service degree program is determined by several factors including academic background, graduate admissions test scores, public service experience, and personal vision for future public service contributions. All applicants should meet the minimum criteria for graduate studies at the University of Arkansas, which includes a 2.85 undergraduate GPA.

The Clinton School is a non-partisan graduate institution that welcomes academically and experientially qualified applicants of all ideologies, backgrounds, ages, and life experiences.

All interested applicants are highly encouraged to schedule a visit to the Clinton School. Prospective students may be able to sit in on a class, meet current students, attend one of the school’s renowned speaker programs, and meet with the admissions team.

For more information on the admissions process, contact the Office of Admissions at or by calling 501-683-5228.

Clinton School Speaker Series
Inspiring Ideas Into Action.

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.