Learn from Distinguished Scholars and Experienced Leaders Online or On-Campus in the Illinois Capital City
Government agencies, nonprofits, and human services rely on educated leaders to shape policies, promote social change, and manage organizations. Prepare for a rewarding career where leadership directly impacts the lives of others with the undergraduate and graduate-level programs from the Illinois capital city's School of Public Management and Policy.
With our top-ranked Master of Public Administration (MPA) program leading the way, all of our academic offerings blend theory with practical experience. As a result, you can develop the knowledge and expertise necessary for leadership roles within the public, nonprofit, and private sectors.
Join us in Changing Policy & Changing Lives
Online & Campus-Based Degree Programs
Online management training for the governmental and nonprofit sectors.
The core professional degree for a management career in public service.
The core professional degree for a career analyzing complex social, political, and economic issues.
The professional degree for a career improving the quality of life for all people.
The professional doctorate for the civic-minded.
Dive deeper into an area of interest through our graduate certificates.
Go outside your selected major to broaden your skillset and explore new ways of thinking.
A Community that is Making a Difference in the World
Join the community that is at the center of the Illinois' world of public management and policy.
“Attending UIS and being a student in the MPA program exposed me to a diverse group of students and community leaders who are champions of change. Being able to make connections and build relationships with other alumni in nonprofit and government sectors has been helpful in advancing issues or overcoming obstacles in many situations. Through UIS, I have gained lifelong mentors, friends, and peers who will support me in my professional journey.”~ Jerome Holston