Plans to add Master of Public Financial Management program
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 7, 2016) — The University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration this fall will offer an online, 12-credit-hour, four-course graduate level Certificate of Public Financial Management. Two classes will be available in the fall and two more in the spring. Each class will be offered in an eight-week module.
“The Certificate of Public Financial Management is designed to provide ‘in-place’ staff of federal, state and local government or nonprofit organizational employees with an enhanced understanding of policies and processes needed for effective financial management of their department or organization,” said Merl Hackbart, interim driector of the Martin School.
The Martin School also plans to launch a 36-hour Master of Public Financial Management (MPFM) program. Offered completely online, MPFM will be the school’s fourth degree program and will be distinct nationally because of its focus.
Students who complete the Certificate of Public Financial Management will be able to transfer credits to the master’s degree program.
The existing Martin School degree programs are the Master of Public Administration, the Master of Public Policy, and the Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration.