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MPA Students Tour Louisville to Learn Economic Development Policy

In February, MPA students in Dr. Wilson’s Local Economic Development class spent the day in Louisville to learn about the city’s vibrant economy and the policies that help sustain it.  

What Do EKU Grads do?

Displays information about the MPA Program's graduation and student employment

Eastern Kentucky University's MPA program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA), the membership organization of graduate education programs in public poli

Vicki Jozefowicz, 2016 PAA Recipient

Each year the Eastern Kentucky University MPA program awards an Honorary Pi Alpha Alpha membership to someone they feel has made a sustained and valuable contribution to the program and University service region. An honorary PAA membership recognizes outstanding accomplishment that will bring added honor to Pi Alpha Alpha, the chapter, and the individual.

Meet LeAnn Beaty

Curiosity is a powerful force for Dr.

Meet Randall Swain

Dr. Randall Swain loves the beauty of Eastern Kentucky University.  During the summer, when the campus is warm and classes are just starting, he likes to teach in the Schwendeman Green between the Crabbe Library and Miller Hall.  It was the campus beautiful which first brought him to EKU.  This week we sat down with Professor Swain to learn more about him.

EKU Launches Fully Online Master of Public Administration Degree Program

MPA Online Degree Program

Eastern Kentucky University will launch the first fully online accredited Master's of Public Administration degree program in Kentucky in Spring 2014.

The program, which is designed to serve pre-service graduate students as well as those already working in the public sector, is especially unique in that it can be tailored to students’ career interests.

EKU MPA Grad Now Police Chief of Austin Pea University

Michael Kasitz, a 2010 graduate of EKU's MPA program, has been selected as the new police chief and Director of Public Safety at Austin Pea State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.  Michael is currently the director of Emergency Management and a captain in the EKU police department.  After 23 years with us, we are sad to see him go, but are happy that he is movin

MPA Comprehensive Exams

Comprehensive Exams for Fall 2013 will be held on October 15, 2013.


Welcome Back for 2013-2014!

The Department of Government at EKU welcomes our incoming freshmen and welcomes back our returning students.  We are glad to have you on campus and look forward to seeing you in class.  We are joined by our newest faculty member and President of EKU, Michael Benson, who claimed during University Convocation that “anyone worth their salt has come through Kentucky” –in

Welcome Sara Sims, new administrative assistant for MPA/Paralegal programs

The Department of Government is happy to welcome Sara Sims as the new administrative assistant for the MPA and Paralegal programs.  Sara comes to the department from Office of Student Financial Assistance, where she has worked for the last two years.

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