The Master of Public Service (MPS) is designed to develop the next generation of public service administrators in the areas of emergency services, criminal justice, and homeland security. The MPS offers students an applied public sector education with broad based knowledge, skills, and abilities in public service administration. It focuses on administering vital public services, public safety functions, ethical considerations, leadership, and strategic communications, along with issues in emergency management, civil security/resiliency, public works, transportation, critical infrastructure protection, post-disaster humanitarian response, pandemics, strategic planning, public health, and public policy issues.
Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2017 for the part-time program with courses delivered at the UVU Orem and Provo-Airport campuses. The application is open until the cohort is full.
Application reviews will start March 1st, 2017 and final date to submit an application for the 2017 fall cohort is May 1st, 2017.
Contact the MPS Office today to schedule an appointment to receive answers for your questions and get details about the application process.
Have questions in the meantime? Please visit our FAQs.
This dynamic, two-year part-time program offers required courses in public services administration, finance, legal issues, organizational behavior, and leadership. The program also offers two areas of electives courses: emergency services and criminal justice.
The emergency services electives include the following:
The criminal justice electives include the following:
Students graduating with a Master of Public Service will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
For additional questions, contact the MPS Office by calling (801) 863-7635, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students interested in learning more about the dynamic MPS program at UVU are invited to attend an upcoming information session.
At the info session, you will hear about our dynamic program from current faculty and staff, including details about class dates and times, application deadlines, and prerequisite requirements.
There are no information sessions scheduled at this time. Please contact us directly with any questions about the MPS program.
Tuition and student fees are established by the Utah State Board of Regents. The most recent tuition information has been updated beginning Summer 2016 and is viewable on the link below.
Tuition and student fees are subject to change without notice and will be updated as new information is released. Should a tuition increase take place, it is usually applied beginning summer semester. Historically, tuition increases have been approximately 3%.
We encourage students to take potential tuition changes into consideration when establishing resources for financial aid.
For additional information regarding tuition see www.uvu.edu/tuition.
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