MPA@UNC Blog


4 Ways To Fund Your Graduate Education

Figuring out how to pay for graduate school is a common concern for many prospective students. The main options include personal savings, student loans, employer assistance, and scholarships...

Promoting Innovation, Ensuring Security and Prosperity

The US Department of Energy (DOE) regulates all forms of energy use and production, including nuclear power. It conducts vast amounts of research and has more labs dedicated to the pursuit of physical science than any other group. This department is also in charge of research pertaining to genomics, or DNA mapping...

Working to Reduce Poverty in America

Catholic Charities USA is a religious nonprofit organization that strives to meet the needs of people living in poverty as well as provide disaster relief. In its day-to-day operations, the organization uses programs, advocacy, events, and member services to assist those who need it most. In addition to providing these services, the organization calls on local communities and volunteers to assist...

Resources for Transitioning from Military to Civilian Life

Moving from the carefully regimented lifestyle of a military service member to the unstructured world of a civilian is challenging for many people. After returning from a deployment, military service members may find it tough to adjust to a barrage of changes all at once...

Fostering Student Achievement For Global Competitiveness

The Department of Education (ED) is the executive department responsible for ensuring that people in the United States have access to the education they need. Some of the functions of the ED include federal financial aid programs, data collection on the success of American schools, and assistance to state and local programs designed to improve the quality of education...

The Official Sponsor of Birthdays

As the largest volunteer health organization in the world, the American Cancer Society (ACS) works on multiple fronts to help prevent and cure cancer at every stage of development. The ACS has contributed to the passage of anti-smoking laws, hosted the largest cancer research fundraiser on the planet, and helped connect patients to more than 64,000 treatments...