Undergraduate Program

School of Public Service (SPS)

The School of Public Service was established on June 13, 2015 and the idea of launching this School was in fact initiated early in 2012 on how to establish a leadership academy for public servants as pre-dated the CPA.

SPS is mobilizing in three phases.

In Phase 1: we are offering graduate degrees

In Phase 2: we plan to partner with ministries, legislatures, NGOs, and International Organizations to offer certificate courses and customized programs. We also hope to deliver programs in the States.

In Phase 3: SPS will roll-out specialized programs in collaboration with the other Faculties of the University, establish a Visiting Practitioners Program, and promote leadership through a world class Research Center. In addition to the technical skills they bring to the job, those working in the public sector need strong leadership and management capabilities, regardless of the sector in which they work. Our students work for governments, NGOs, and International organizations like the UN. They come from every region in the country and range in age from 26 to 56 years old.


“To develop outstanding public sector leaders to serve with South Sudan’s Private sector,  NGOs, IOs, and Government institutions.”

Core Values

Our Core Values are not just aspirations. They are the foundation of the School’s culture, and guide our day-to-day conduct. They are also integrated into our courses, to help students develop the mindsets, as well as the skillsets, they need to succeed.

  • Excellence. We are committed to providing an excellent education to our students.
  • Service. We are committed to serving the people of South Sudan; their well-being is our top priority.
  • Integrity: We honor our country, communities, families, and selves by adhering to the highest standards of conduct. We endeavor to do what is right, even when no one is watching.
  • Knowledge and Know-How. We integrate theory and practice, with a heavy emphasis on applied exercises.
  • Teamwork: We find strength in diversity, and unity in a shared commitment to build the nation; we do not let tribal, regional, or political differences become divisive. We also collaborate and help each other succeed.
  • Hard Work: We work hard every day striving to achieve our personal goals and the goals of the School.
  • Respect: We value staff and student contributions to our mission and treat each other with courtesy and respect.
  • Accountability: We take responsibility for our actions; learn from our mistakes; and celebrate our achievements.
  • Problem-Solving: We expect staff and students to take initiative and solve problems; and we empower them to do so.
  • Flexibility. We offer courses in a variety of ways and locations to meet the needs of students and partners; we regularly seek ways to improve.

Why Study Here?

School of Public Service has a shared commitment to help build the nation, an accredited institution awarding recognized degrees, committed, highly-qualified staff, a focus on both theory and practice, reliable schedule using the int’l academic year, affordable, and flexible programs, including evening sessions.

We teach both theory and practice, with a heavy emphasis on applied exercises. We offer a 1-year Post-Graduate Diploma and a 2-year Master’s Degree, as well as certificate and customized courses.

Admission Requirements

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

  • 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.