Public Affairs and Administration 

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is a professional degree for those who seek leadership positions in public service. The MPA is designed to develop the skills necessary to confront society’s most important problems. Based in the theories of social science disciplines, the MPA develops each student’s knowledge and understanding of issues in public service and effective administration of public organizations, providing flexibility to the student in career choices.

Kansas tops the U.S. News & World Report rankings for city management and urban policy. The department is currently ranked alongside the University of Michigan at No. 7 in overall program rankings.

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Maj. Robin Montgomery, KU Masters of Public Admistration MPA

Maj. Robin Montgomery, center, graduated in 2009 with an MPA from KU while attending the CGSC at Fort Leavenworth. He recently served as Aide-de-Camp to Admiral Mike Mullen, the former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, pictured to his left.


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Attention CGSC Class of 2021-22:  whether you are starting CGSC in person or virtually, you can complete a graduate degree from the University of Kansas -- the only AAU institution that offers graduate degrees for CGSC students -- during your ILE experience.  Click here for graduate opportunities.

KU has nine graduate programs in the top 10 and 48 programs ranked in the top 50 among public universities in the 2021 rankings from U.S. News & World Report, released today.
Congratulations to LTC Trent Lythgoe & CPT Jared Moore for your recent publications.  Trent is an instructor at the US Army's Command and General Staff College and pursuing a Ph.D. in Politcial Science.  His article about how the US Army impliments mission command was recently published in the National Defense University's Joint Force Quarterly.  Jared is enrolled as a graduate student in the School of Education's Educatio Leadership and Policy Studies program.  His article on lessons learned from Saber Strike, an annual NATO exercise in the Baltics was recently publshed in the US Army's Armor magazine.  Bravo Zulu!!
"How I Got Here": A "Foreign Affairs" Interview with Former CIA Analyst Sue Mi Terry

https://careers.foreignaffairs.com/article-details/4/how-i-got-here-sue-mi-terry/

 

Congratulations to Kelsie Forbush and Alesha Doan for your DoD Award to develop an effective screening tool for detecting and treating eating disorders in Active Duty Servicemembers and Veterans.  

USNORTHCOM's Volunteer Student Internship Program accepting applications from Graduate Students and ROTC students!

KU receives Defense Intelligence Agency Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence grant.  

 

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