Take the first step in exploring our UNC MPA community of distinguished leaders by attending an admissions event or visiting a class

Register for our next event here.

Online Information Sessions

Online Information Sessions are for anyone interested in learning more about the Masters of Public Administration program. The events will be facilitated by our Director of Admissions, Cara Robinson and a current student or alum of the program. 

Topic areas that will be discussed include:

  • What is a MPA, and who is it for?
  • MPA vs. other degrees
  • Why UNC MPA?
  • The student experience on campus and our curriculum
  • Program Outcomes and Career Services
  • Application Process and Financial Aid

Applicants who attend any of our events or online information sessions are eligible for the $95 application fee waiver. Please reach out to your admissions counselor to confirm your waiver before submitting your application.

Find out more about our next event here.

Class Visits

Class visits are a great way to explore our UNC MPA program, the online learning environment, and our community of distinguished leaders dedicated to service.  Class visits run periodically throughout the year.  Reach out to your admissions counselor for scheduling and information.

If you have questions or need help completing your application in time for your preferred start date, please contact an admissions counselor at 855-862-4672 or via email at