Why UNC MPA?
The UNC MPA program attracts applicants with a desire to serve and strong potential for leadership. At MPA@UNC, you will develop the skills necessary to become a public service leader. In 2012, US News & World Report ranked the UNC MPA program sixth nationally in the specialty area of city management and 23rd overall.
The UNC MPA program derives part of its strength from the School of Government’s unique position as the nation’s largest university-based resource for local governments and from the regular engagement between the School’s faculty and public officials at all levels.
The Largest University-Based Local Government Training, Advisory, and Research Organization in the U.S.
Founded in 1931, UNC School of Government employs more than 100 faculty and staff members, making it the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States. The School offers up to 200 classes, webinars, and conferences attended by more than 12,000 public officials each year, in addition to housing the UNC MPA program that trains future public service leaders.
Professors on Whom Government Officials Rely Every Day
UNC School of Government faculty members are recognized experts to whom public officials at every level frequently turn for training, advice, and research. Each year, faculty members field thousands of inquiries from public officials, consult on government operations and state legislation, and—informed by this ongoing practical engagement—produce publications that advance the field of public administration.