MPA@UNC will equip you with the managerial and public policy skills you need to become an effective leader within a public service organization. The online MPA begins with nine core courses that focus on key subject areas such as public administration institutions and values, professional communication, and financial management. You can then customize your education with a range of electives.
MPA@UNC is 45 credits and can be completed in as few as 18 months. Learn more about the curriculum.
The curriculum breaks down as follows:
This online MPA allows you to choose from a range of concentrations based on your academic and career goals:
Build the leadership and economic development skills to promote social change in various types of communities.
Learn to drive policy change using skills in intercultural communication, economic development, and conflict resolution.
Learn a variety of skills—including city and county management and government accounting—to grow your career in this sector.
Prepare for a career at a nonprofit organization through courses on grant writing, accounting and reporting, and management.
Learn to apply your knowledge of policy evaluation and reform to issues relating to global health and wellness.
As an online MPA student, you are required to complete a practicum and a portfolio:
Learn more about the Practicum and Applied Research Problem
Advance your career in public administration by earning an MPA degree online from UNC-Chapel Hill.