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Upcoming Admissions Events


MPA General Information Session - October 12th 7pm EST - Held Virtually

Description: Learn more about the online format of the MPA program at UNC.  We will cover things like who this degree is for, the curriculum and concentration options, student experience, and career outcomes.  This event will be held online via zoom.  We will have current student Stephen Thompson hosting with us.     

Topics of Conversation will include: 

  • What is the MPA and how it compares to other graduate degrees?
  • Working full time and returning to school
  • Career outcomes and job placement rates 
  • Application process and financial aid.



MPA Open House - October 28th 6pm EST - Virtual

Description: This is our go-to event of the year.  Hear from a diverse group of our MPA community on their decision to pursue the MPA, why they chose UNC, and the benefits their MPA at UNC experience has afforded them.  We will be joined by current students, program alumni, and MPA faculty.  Our Director of Admissions will be facilitating our panelists including:

Tonya Walton - MPA Alumna, Access and Success Initiatives Manager at UNC System Office

Luis Martinez - MPA Current Student, Supervisory Economist at Bureau of Economic Analysis 

Conor Ryan - MPA Current Student

Lorrie Fair Allen - MPA Alumna, Chief Program Director at Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project