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Martin School to Host Open House Jan. 22

Cover detail of flyer for Martin School Open House
The Martin School is consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally among public policy programs and lands in the top five for its public finance, financial management and budgeting program.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 21, 2020) — The University of Kentucky’s nationally ranked Martin School of Public Policy and Administration is holding an open house from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, on the 18th floor of the Patterson Office Tower. The event is free and open to all UK students and staff and the public.

The open house is an opportunity for prospective students to ask questions of faculty and current students about any of the Martin School’s various programs. Attendees will also have the chance to sit in on a class that evening — with three different courses to choose from. The Martin School offers three master’s programs, one new bachelor’s program, a Ph.D. program and two graduate certificates.

“This will be a terrific opportunity for students to meet and talk with faculty, as well as with current Martin School students,” said Ron Zimmer, professor and director of the Martin School and a graduate of the program. “I know from my experience here as a student that this is a special place where the faculty really care about their students, not only while they’re here but after they leave and begin working in both the public and private sector.”

The Martin School is consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally among public policy programs and lands in the top five for its public finance, financial management and budgeting program.

It is encouraged that those interested RSVP for the event by emailing martinschool@uky.edu.

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