Designed for professionals seeking to advance their careers in public service, UNC's Master of Public Administration program is consistently ranked among the top 25 public administration programs in the nation. Delivered online, MPA@UNC teaches skills required for leadership roles in federal, state, and local government as well as nonprofit organizations. MPA@UNC is a 45-credit program that can be completed in as little as 18 months or as long as five years.
MPA@UNC students may select a focus area of study to help tailor their degree program to their own unique career goals.
"Nonprofit management taught me the skills necessary to assume a wide range of leadership positions with my job as well as expand the ways I can help the nonprofit organizations I work with."
— Mike Silver, Assistant District Attorney, North Carolina MPA@UNC Class of 2015
Earning a master’s degree in public administration opens the doors to a wide range of public service careers. Our graduates hold positions across the spectrum of the public sector, including government service, community management, and the nonprofit sector.
UNC School of Government’s MPA@UNC is a groundbreaking online MPA program that gives professionals seeking to advance their careers in public service the opportunity to earn an accredited MPA degree online from a top-ranked school of government anywhere in the world. The online Master’s of Public Administration at UNC combines the flexibility of online education with the best of an on-campus experience through the delivery of live online classes led by UNC School of Government faculty, self-paced coursework and hands-on learning through a professional experience component. Learn more about this top online MPA degree program available through MPA@UNC today.