100% Online

Courses are designed with the working student in mind. Accessible 24/7, the 100% online courses are easy to navigate from anywhere, at anytime. Resources designed to assist distance education students are available, and program faculty regularly check-in to assist students remotely.


Each semester, total tuition and fee costs for the 36 credit hour program are $2,610. Graduates with a Master of Public Service degree are expected to earn an average of $18k more per year than with a bachelor's degree alone, making for an excellent return on investment.

Avg. 25 Students

Each year, a cohort average of 25 students is admitted to the MPS Program. Smaller class sizes and the cohort model facilitate networking between students and instructors to build long-lasting relationships and career connections.

The final date to submit an application for the 2019 Fall cohort is May 31, 2019.

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Looking to learn more?

Students interested in learning more about the dynamic MPS program at UVU are invited to attend an upcoming information session. At the session, you will learn about the program from current faculty and staff, including details about class dates and times, application deadlines, and prerequisite requirements. Sessions are held both online and face to face.

Thurs, Feb 7

12-12:30pm Webinar

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Wed, Feb 20

4-4:30pm Webinar

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Questions? Contact us

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Thomas Sturtevant

Director, Master of Public Service


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801.863.7518 | HA 202
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Kim Sparks

Admin Support III


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801.863.7790 | HA 208

Our Program

The MPS offers students an applied and engaging public sector education with broad based knowledge, skills, and abilities in public service administration. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on managing, leading, and administering vital public services and public safety functions with an emphasis on ethical considerations, communications, strategic planning, public policy issues, and research methods.

Cohort Student Background Percentages

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The students in the MPS program come from diverse professional backgrounds. In a recent study, 30% of all students had a background in criminal justice, another 30% had a background in emergency services, and the final 40% came from places including health services, education, community services, and local government.

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