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.
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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.
Gain real-world expertise regarding practical issues facing today’s government.
Become the leader your organization needs with a Master of Public Administration.
Learn the skills you need to advance in the ranks or transfer your skills to civilian life.
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