About Public Administration (Dual Degree BA/MA)

Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration have partnered to offer a dual degree (BA & MPA) opportunity for you, if you are interested in pursuing a career in public service. You will first establish a strong liberal arts foundation at Georgetown College and then sharpen research and public management skills at UK’s Martin School.

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GC’s average class size. Worried about big class sizes at the University of Kentucky?  The Martin School actually has small class sizes with concentration classes averaging 7-12 students. This provides for a personalized experience at both GC and UK.


The Martin School is ranked #4 in public finance and budgeting graduate programs and #25 overall in Best Graduate Schools ranked by U.S. News.


During the final semester at the Martin School, students utilize writing skills cultivated at GC and research expertise gained at UK to complete a quantitative or qualitative study that gets published on the Martin School website!

Program Requirements

Application to the program should be submitted during the second semester of the student’s junior year.  Applicants should have (1) completed at least 86 credit hours of work toward the bachelor’s degree or be eligible for senior standing in the semester they are admitted to the program; and (2) earned an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.5 in the major field and 3.2 cumulative.

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Potential Careers

“The faculty at both Georgetown College and the Martin School are some of the most caring and intelligent people you will meet. It was an honor to learn from them and I feel so much of my success in life and career is owed to these tremendous people.”

 - Maura Shirley, '13

“Georgetown College’s Political Science department provided me with a foundation of knowledge that was later advanced at the University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration. My undergraduate and graduate experience not only prepared me for the real world, but set me apart from other candidates.”

 - Shelby King, '11

Public Administration (Dual Degree BA/MA) Contact

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