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 any time. Resources designed to assist distance education students are available, and program faculty regularly check-in to assist students remotely.


Per semester tuition cost for Utah residents is $2,772 for the 6-semester program. 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.

Small Classes

An average of 25 students is admitted to the MPS Program each year. Smaller class sizes facilitate networking between students and instructors to build long-lasting relationships and career connections.


The Master of Public Service program is pleased to announce that the affordable tuition offered to Utah residents is now also available to non-residents.  International students may not be eligible for this program.  Contact us for more information.


Accepting applications for limited openings Spring 2023.  For more information call 801-863-7790.

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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 online 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.  Information sessions are held on Wednesdays @12:00pm and Thursday @4:00pm.    Sessions provided at other times by request.  To request a link to the meeting send an email to publicservice@uvu.edu.


Questions? Contact us

Matt Flint

Steven Sylvester

Director, Master of Public Service


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Kim Sparks

MPS Program manager


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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.

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Cohort Student Background Percentages

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Students in the MPS program come from diverse professional backgrounds. In recent cohorts, 30% of MPS students have a background in criminal justice, another 30% have a background in emergency services or management, and 40% have interest or experience in one or more of a variety of areas, including health services, education, non-profit, community services, and local government.


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