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About the UNC MPA Program

The Master of Public Administration program at UNC-Chapel Hill is a nationally ranked degree program for either full-time or part-time students. With courses ranging from management, leadership, to public policy analysis and project evaluation, the program educates leaders for local, state, and federal governments and the nonprofit sector.

The Master of Public Administration program is ranked among the top 20 programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report and second in the area of local government management.

The on-campus format offers a full-time, two-year degree and serves approximately 60 students annually. The online format, the online MPA format, offers part-time and full-time options and serves around 200 students annually. The online MPA format combines the flexibility of online education with the best of an on-campus experience through the delivery of live online classes led by UNC faculty, self-paced coursework, and hands-on learning through a professional experience component.