MPA at UNC: A Degree for Public Service Leaders

Photo: Shayla Douglas, Class of ’22

Invest in your future by earning a Master of Public Administration degree from a top-ranked program—either on-campus or online.

Learn more about how an MPA from UNC-Chapel Hill can put you on the path to success.

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“This is work with meaning. Making your community better and helping your fellow citizens is at the heart of public service.”

Tyler Thomas MPA ’11
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UNC MPA is ranked among the nation’s top 20 public affairs schools by U.S. News & World Report.

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#19
Overall in Public Affairs
#13
Public Management
#2
Local Government

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

UNC MPA strongly supports the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and affirms the importance of instilling these values in the next generation of public service leaders. Learn more about what we’re doing to incorporate these principles into all aspects of our program.

Upcoming Events

February 26, 2024

Rebecca Badgett and Bill Rivenbark conducted tailored Unit Assistant List (UAL) training sessions…

News

February 07, 2024

This January the UNC MPA program welcomed 21 new students into the program.   Read about a few…

MPA Matters blog

February 19, 2024

Andrew Stephen Wright is a current 1st year student in the MPA program at Chapel Hill.  Born and…