The Priority Deadline to apply for Fall 2023 enrollment in the Clinton School of Public Service’s Master of Public Service Degree program is October 15.
Applicants who complete their application by October 15 will receive their admission decision by November 30. There is no application fee and no GRE required.
The Clinton School is hosting Info Day for prospective students interested in learning more about the MPS program on Saturday, October 15. The day will include a program overview, keynote lecture from Dr. Mike Hemphill, and BBQ, among other activities.
Questions regarding Info Weekend, or the application and admissions process can be emailed to Alex Thomas, Assistant Dean of Enrollment and Student Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Master of Public Service
The first Master of Public Service degree in the nation, the Clinton School’s MPS is an action-oriented program focused on putting people first, and equipping students for the tough work of participatory, on-the-ground change The MPS balances rigorous policy and data analysis with effective communication and intensive relationship-building. Your studies and field experiences intentionally build on one another—a reflection of the program’s interdisciplinary design and small class sizes.
Students complete three for-credit field experiences that go far beyond conventional internships and create change through direct engagement:
- The First Year Practicum is a closely mentored, team-based project in Arkansas —a state with a unique blend of urban and rural populations, a thriving business community, and a growing nonprofit sector. Throughout the semester, you and your teammates will be challenged to become an integral part of the community you’re serving.
- The International Public Service Project, which is supported by a stipend, is an individual, 8-10 week experience in the summer term. You can tap into the Clinton School’s extensive network of overseas partnerships—students have served in 93 countries, as well as stateside with organizations that have a global mission.
- The Capstone Project culminates your studies with an in-depth, on-site project focused on understanding and transforming complex systems. Many students combine their Capstone with an employment opportunity, and others see their projects lead directly to full-time positions.
The field experiences are fully integrated into your studies and carefully designed to increase in complexity and independence—reflecting your growth curve as a leader of change.
The Clinton School’s concurrent degree options in law, business, public health, and social work–each the first of their kind–add a dimension to your studies and give you a more versatile professional toolkit.
Additionally, Clinton School students can now add skill-building certificates in Communication for Social Good or Program Planning and Program Evaluation for Social Good while earning their MPS.
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.