Graduate Program

School of Public Service (SPS)

Welcome to the School of Public Service. 

The mission of the School is to develop outstanding public sector leaders. We offer a 2-year Master’s degree, as well as certificate and customized courses. Our programs include in-depth leadership and management courses covering both theory and practice, with a heavy emphasis on real-world applications.
We define “public service” broadly and our courses are designed for people serving with the
following organizations:

  • National, State, and Local Governments
  • Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society Organizations
  • International Organizations

Our academic year begins in late August. The first semester runs through mid-December. The
second semester runs from mid-January through mid-May. For more information or to
download an application form for next year’s Master’s program go to

Why Study Here?

The School of Public Service is right for you if: you share our commitment to help build the nation;
you are interested in developing a strong toolkit of professional skills; and you seek the opportunity
to work with talented instructors and classmates. We are an accredited institution awarding
recognized degrees. We have high standards, an outstanding staff, and a reliable academic calendar,
based on the international academic year. The School is affordable and offers evening classes for
those in the workforce.

Admission Requirements

We seek outstanding applicants from all backgrounds. The admissions process is competitive. You must meet the following requirements to be considered for admission to our masters programs.

  • An undergraduate degree from an accredited institution.
  • Strong leadership capacity.
  • Work experience.
  • Proven academic ability; aptitude to complete a challenging academic program; most admitted students have a GPA of 3.0 or higher (using a 4.0 scale).
  • Proficiency in math and English (writing, reading comprehension, and speaking).
  • Commitment to serve the people and country of South Sudan.
  • Commitment to the School of Public Service’s Core Values.