COVID-19 Modified Operations

With classes delivered 100% online, the MPS program has continued without interruption throughout the COVID-19 circumstances.  We are currently accepting applications for a limited number of openings for Spring 2022.  We do not have in-person office hours at this time, but you can contact us by phone at 801-863-7790, M-F 11am - 3pm, or email


For more information, visit the Return to Campus website.

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 $2,730 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

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


The Master of Public Service Program is approved to participate in the Western Regional Graduate Program (WRGP), which allows qualified students from Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) states to pay resident graduate tuition rates for approved programs.  WICHE member states are : Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.  Students from the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam also qualify.  Non-residents from other states may be eligible for a non-resident tuition waiver.  Contact us for more information.


Now accepting applications for a limited number of openings for Spring 2022

Apply today


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.  Just click on the link and use the meeting password to join.


Online Info Session

Wednesdays, 12pm

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Online Info Session

Thursdays, 4:00pm

Meeting Password: 3hRGVT

Join remotely


Questions? Contact us

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Matthew  Flint

Director, Master of Public Service

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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 current 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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