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FAQ: Curriculum

The Clinton School offers a Master of Public Service (MPS) degree, both in-person and through Clinton School Online.

Additionally, for the MPS degree track only, concurrent degree options include an MPS/Juris Doctor in collaboration with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (Bowen School of Law), an MPS/MBA with the University of Arkansas (Walton College of Business), an MPS/Master of Public Health in conjunction with the University of Arkansas School for Medical Sciences (Boozman College of Public Health), and a Master of Social Work from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Social Work.

In order to be accepted into any of these concurrent degree programs, the applicant must separately apply and be accepted into both the Clinton School and the concurrent program of their choice. More information on the concurrent degrees can be found here.

The Clinton School's MPS degree is a full-time, two-year program. Enrolling in a concurrent program will add an additional year or two, depending on the program.

More information is available on the Clinton School MPS core courses, electives, and the four concurrent degree offerings.

All incoming MPS students are automatically registered for their first semester of fall classes in the required MPS core courses. Elective course options begin in the Spring semester of the first year and continue throughout the second year of the MPS program. Information on the Clinton School's core courses can be found here.

A variety of elective courses are available to Clinton School students enrolled in the MPS degree program. These elective courses cover a wide range of public service interests and are taught by Clinton School faculty members, University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty members, and special instructors from around the city.