Welcome to MPA@UNC

MPA@UNC: Bringing UNC's Top-Ranked Master of Public Administration Online

MPA online classroom platform

MPA@UNC delivers the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill School of Government's top-ranked Master of Public Administration (MPA) to students around the country using an innovative online format. Designed to prepare tomorrow's public service leaders, MPA@UNC offers the same rigorous curriculum and instruction available to on-campus students, without requiring students to relocate or leave their current jobs.

This flexible, Web-based format is built around highly immersive interactions—both online and in-person—between students and faculty. MPA@UNC students use state-of-the-art education technology to:

  • Participate in live, online classes that use face-to-face video conferencing technology and are designed and delivered by the School of Government's nationally recognized faculty
  • Collaborate with fellow students who have met UNC's rigorous admissions criteria and share a passion for leadership
  • Access rigorous and relevant course content 24/7, which includes highly produced videos, interactive quizzes, and dynamic multimedia lessons that can be completed from anywhere
  • Interact with faculty one-on-one during online office hours
  • Absorb real-world knowledge that can be applied immediately to a student's current career

Students in the MPA@UNC program come from all areas of public service, including local, state, and federal government; military; private sector; and nonprofit organizations.

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Advance your career in public administration by earning an MPA degree online from UNC.

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Preparing Tomorrow's Public Service Leaders

As part of the Master of Public Administration program at the UNC School of Government—one of the top-rated public administration graduate programs in the United States—MPA@UNC shares the school's long-standing commitment to public service, collaboration, and community.

Through rigorous academic study and practical experience, MPA@UNC enables graduates to address local, national, and global challenges by preparing them to:

  • Lead, manage, and engage others in public service
  • Articulate and apply public service values
  • Understand issues in their social, economic, and political context
  • Communicate effectively
  • Analyze information for decision making
  • Understand the law and legal process
  • Oversee financial resources
  • Manage human capital

To learn more or get started with this flexible and highly experiential graduate degree option, contact an admissions counselor today at 855.862.4672 (855.UNC.4MPA) or via e-mail at onlinempa@unc.edu.

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