Master of Public Service

MPS Admissions Process

Admission to the Clinton School’s Master of Public Service degree program is determined by several factors including academic background, graduate admissions test scores, public service experience, and personal vision for future public service contributions. In addition, all applicants should meet the minimum criteria for graduate studies at the University of Arkansas, which includes a 2.85 GPA in undergraduate studies.

The ideal Clinton School applicant will be one that has demonstrated a strong academic background, vested experiences in the realm of public service, and an articulate vision for their future public service work. The Clinton School is a non-partisan graduate institution, and we continue to welcome academically and experientially qualified applicants of all ideologies, backgrounds, ages, and life experiences.

The postmark-deadline for all required application documents is January 20. Only completed application files containing documents postmarked by the deadline will be reviewed by the admission committee.

All interested applicants are highly encouraged to visit the Clinton School. By scheduling a weekday visit, an interested student may be able to sit in on a class, meet current students, attend one of our renowned speaker programs, and meet with the admissions team.


For more information on the admissions process, please visit our FAQ page or contact the Office of Admissions at or by calling 501-683-5228.

Frequently Asked Questions

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
Jan 29
Elizabeth Eckford 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Statehouse Convention Center
Jan 30
Panel Discussion with The Rep on ANN 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Sturgis Hall
Feb 4
Making of an Entrepreneur 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Sturgis Hall
Meet The Speakers