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Important Update:

Due to inclement weather, UCO will be closed Wednesday, Oct. 28. All classes, including virtual classes, and activities are canceled. Offices are closed.


UCO requires all students, faculty, staff and visitors to wear a mask on campus when around others, both indoors and outdoors, and practice physical distancing of at least six feet when possible. If you or someone you know has COVID-19 symptoms, has been directly exposed to COVID-19 or has tested positive, fill out UCO's COVID-19 Self-Reporting form. To learn more about current operations, view the university's coronavirus webpage. View a list of UCO's virtual services.

About The UCO MPA

Dr. Brett Sharp teachingOur Mission:

As the flagship public service program for Oklahoma’s metropolitan university, the University of Central Oklahoma MPA serves diverse communities by preparing ethical, transformational leaders who creatively and analytically inform public dialogue and manage policy through collaborative action by preparing graduates for careers in government, nonprofit organizations, and other public service fields. 

Land Acknowledgement

The MPA faculty acknowledge and honor the indigenous peoples, the Apache, Arapaho, Caddo, Comanche, Kiowa, Osage and the Wichita, whose traditional lands overlap in Oklahoma.   In addition, the faculty remember the 60 tribes who were relocated during the genocidal disruptions of the removal era, including, but not limited to the nations of the Sac and Fox, the Seminole and Cherokee, as well as the Delaware, the Osage, Ponca, Chickasaw and Pawnee.   Oklahoma has the third largest number of tribes, behind Alaska and California.


To be the graduate program of choice for Oklahoma’s public servants.


  • Professionalism
  • Ethical Leadership
  • Diverse and Global Perspectives
  • Social and Environmental Justice