Degrees Offered

Degrees Offered at the Clinton School

The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service offers two degree programs. The Master of Public Service (MPS) degree program is a full-time, in-person program that was the first in the nation to integrate field service as an academic credit. Clinton School Online (CSO) is a 100% online degree program designed for working professionals.

Master of Public Service

The two-year Master of Public Service (MPS) degree is a 40-credit-hour program that blends a core set of coursework with field service projects and elective courses for a program grounded in distinct principles, but also tailored to individual interests and pursuits.

While completing their coursework, students participate in three for-credit public service projects – the Practicum (group) project, the International Public Service Project and the Capstone (final) project.

The MPS program provides a firm grounding in critical analysis, policy formulation and problem solving, as well as an opportunity for immersion in outstanding service organizations for students to gain competency in the principles and nuances of public service.

Concurrent degree options include:

  • MPS/Juris Doctor
  • MPS/Master of Business Administration
  • MPS/Master of Public Health

The concurrent degree options are offered in collaboration with other graduate-level schools in the University of Arkansas system: the UA Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Sam M. Walton College of Business, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences School Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health. 

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Clinton School Online

Clinton School Online is a two-year, 36-hour program offered entirely online, giving mid-career professionals the enhanced knowledge, skills and network they need to advance their careers without relocating or disrupting their personal lives. 

Clinton School Online is a distance program, entirely formatted through online courses. Grounded in critical analysis and the formulation of program and policy options, the online program teaches students to build stronger communities by understanding, engaging, and transforming complex systems to ensure equity and create positive social change.

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Clinton School Speaker Series
Inspiring Ideas Into Action.

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.

Upcoming Speakers
Oct 21
A House Divided 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Virtual Dialogue
Oct 27
Foreign Threats and the 2020 Election 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Virtual Conversation
Oct 27
A House Divided 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Virtual Dialogue
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