Working to Serve the Public

We exist to serve the people of Arkansas by advancing excellence in governance and public service across the state. We do this by helping governments and nonprofits through applied research, instruction, and training.

The Institute of Government houses a nationally accredited graduate program in public administration; graduate certificate programs in nonprofit management and conflict mediation; and specialized centers in survey research, nonprofit management, and community civics (public collaboration, conflict mediation, and civic governance).

We are also proud to host the Arkansas Public Administration Consortium (APAC), which administers various management certificate programs for government and volunteer administrators across the state.

You can find updates on the activities of our various centers, programs and partners on our Current Affairs page.