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A Student Story: Julie Curry, MPA

EKU Online MPA Graduate Julie Curry

“EKU offered the MPA program completely online. This was my only opportunity to complete the program, as a working mother,” said EKU Online MPA program graduate Julie Curry.

Kentucky Higher Education Investment, Or Lack Thereof

By: Dr. Darrin Wilson

The Commonwealth of Kentucky has a new biennium budget!  After months of negotiation, public relations efforts, and even protests, our legislature and Governor were able to agree on a two-year budget deal for the state. 

EKU Among Most Affordable Online Master’s Degree Programs in Public Administration

Most Affordable Online Programs Grad School Hub

The EKU Online MPA is one of the most affordable online master’s degree programs in public administration according to Grad School Hub. Eastern Kentucky University is ranked #16 out of 84 schools for 2016.

EKU Online MPA professor highlights the importance of leadership succession planning in local government

The looming retirement crisis facing local governments is the subject of a recently published article by Dr. LeAnn Beaty, director of the Masters of Public Administration program at EKU.

What does the MPA mean to you?

Written by Dr. William Hatcher


Written by Dr. LeAnn Beaty
MPA Director/Associate Professor

An MPA is like a Swiss Army Knife

An MPA Degree is like a Swiss Army Knife

Written by Matthew Howell, Assistant Professor

Much like a Swiss Army Knife offers any tool you need for any job, an MPA student graduates with the knowledge and ability to perform multiple roles and direct multiple projects across the industry spectrum.