UNC MPA students represent a variety of academic backgrounds and interest areas but are united by a desire to improve their communities through a career in public service. Some of our students choose to pursue a public administration degree before entering the workforce, while others seek to advance their career or change fields.

Meet Our Students

Our students are an accomplished and diverse group. Just over half of UNC MPA students are from North Carolina.

Student Life & Voices

Meet some of our students on our Student Voices page. We also invite you to learn more about student life and opportunities for engagement.

Student Life

Student News

May 12, 2023

When North Carolina native Sherese Bonner graduated with an undergraduate degree in public policy…

May 02, 2023

Eugene Bradley grew up close to Morehead City, North Carolina, where he lived until 2012 when he…

March 20, 2023

By Brandon Bieltz, University Communications, Monday, March 20th, 2023 Shayla Douglas launched…

Students at a Glance

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Tom Bennett

“The cohort experience is memorable. My classmates were some of the best and smartest people I’ve ever met. To be a part of that group is something special.”

– Thomas Bennett MPA ’20

MPA Graduate, Raleigh City Manager

“The greatest value I received from the MPA program was the connection with people, the connection with movers and shakers in government, the connection with people who see government as a proponent versus an opponent.”

– Marchell Adams-David MPA ’92, City Manager, Raleigh, NC

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