Whether new to public administration, changing careers, or looking to advance in a current role, our students know that an MPA from UNC-Chapel Hill can lead to expanded opportunities for a satisfying career in public service.

‘The people who pursue this degree believe that good government exists, that it requires good leaders, and they want to be a part of this workforce that transforms lives and communities.’

– Hogan Medlin

A Versatile Degree

The versatility of a Master of Public Administration degree prepares graduates for a wide range of careers, in both the public and the private sectors. Visit the Outcomes page to learn more about the variety of paths our diverse and accomplished alumni embark on after graduation. Our interactive search tool provides the opportunity to drill down and see exactly where our alumni are building successful careers in public service.


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Individualized Career Services

From enrollment through graduation and beyond, we are committed to helping students reach their career goals. UNC MPA students can connect with a dedicated career services professional to help create a personalized plan for professional development and skill-building. Students also have multiple opportunities throughout their time in the program to meet employers and connect with our extensive network of active alumni.


“The MPA staff offered invaluable assistance throughout the job search process. I continue to be grateful for all those connections, which were incredibly beneficial in helping me find the right position after graduation.”

Rebecca Brown MPA ’20

Join our Network of Distinguished Leaders

Graduates of the UNC MPA program earn more than a degree–they become part of our community of over 1,500 active alumni engaged in public service around the world. 


Hire Our Students

Employers can connect with our students by hosting an information session, recruiting students for full-time or intern positions, or posting opportunities on our channels.

Hire our students

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Upcoming Events

July 10, 2024

Join our Director of Admissions and current student Lebon Hoboyan for a UNC MPA Information…


June 11, 2024

Professor Kimalee Dickerson uses her reserach on studying women of color in government to bring…

MPA Matters Blog

June 07, 2024

My name is Julia Warren and I have just completed my first year in the MPA program at UNC. I went…