Henry W. Bloch
School of Management

Named by U.S. News and World Report as a Top Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program for ProfessionalsUSA News & World Report Public Affairs

The Next Generation of Public Service Leaders

Do you have a passion for public service? Do you dream of making a positive impact in your community, region or area of interest? Our community-engaged faculty will help you develop the knowledge, skills and abilities you need to effectively, ethically and efficiently lead in nonprofit, public and civic organizations. In addition, we have ample opportunity for networking and socializing with other students, alumni and faculty outside the classroom. 

The Bloch School has long-standing and substantial connections to the greater Kansas City area, and faculty bring those connections to students in the MPA program. As a Bloch School MPA student you will learn valuable skills, such as policy analysis, program evaluation and budget management that will help you become an effective public service leader. MPA students are able to develop a specialization and earn a certificate by focusing in one of three emphasis areas  Health Leadership, Nonprofit Management and Innovation and Urban Policy and Management.

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A Respected Program at an Excellent Value

An MPA degree from a nationally recognized program located in the heart of Kansas City can help you advance your career in public service. Students are also able to access the extensive resources available in a high-quality business school to further their professional, academic and personal goals. Thanks to investments in innovative and state of the art classroom technology, students can join classes from anywhere in the world.

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KC Alumna Makes an Impact in Her Hometown

"I was born and raised in Kansas City. I want to stay in my city and see an impact in my city. Anything that I could learn to make that a possibility was necessary for me."

Daisy Garcia Montoya

Casework Assistant, District Office of Congressman Cleaver

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Graduate Admissions

Email: blochgrad@umkc.edu
Phone Number: 816-235-5254
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