We are seeking individuals who have a passion for public service and the desire to be a leader.
No public service experience required. Whether you are just getting started or seeking to advance your career, a Master of Public Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill provides the skills and tools necessary to reach your goals.
“If you truly want to be a public servant and make a positive change, an MPA will give you the know-how to lead not just effectively, but ethically and equitably too.”
There are two convenient ways to earn your UNC MPA. We offer a full-time two-year format for on-campus students, while the online format is available for full- or part-time students. Scholarships are available both on-campus and online students.
January 10th, 2023 (January 1st is recommended for best financial support consideration)
Tailor your UNC MPA experience to a specific discipline within public administration by choosing a concentration for your degree. Our students are not required to choose a concentration area, but those who do must complete at least nine credit hours from the list of elective courses provided for that area. Concentrations include Local Government, Nonprofit Management, Public Management, International Relations, Public Health, Community and Economic Development, and Public Policy.
December 04, 2023
Join us for our last information session of the the year! We’ll have more starting in the Spring,…
October 29, 2023
Join this 45 minute session where we will cover the UNC MPA program in depth! Alumna Kathryn…
November 30, 2023
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October 16, 2023
My name is Marshall Grayson and I am currently completing my third semester in the UNC MPA online…