MPA@UNC Blog


MPA, MPP, or MBA: Which Is Right For You?

Within the public sector, the graduate degree professionals decide to pursue is largely based on their chosen career path. But with so many leadership opportunities available in nonprofit, government, law, and the military, which degree would suit you best: a Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Master of Public Policy (MPP), or a Master of Business Administration (MBA)?...

5 Facts to Know About the Post-9/11 GI Bill

The GI Bill, which began as the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, has its roots in the WWII era. The goal was to give returning veterans the tools to acclimate and succeed in everyday civilian life. At the time, benefits included low-cost home mortgages, low-cost loans to start businesses, and some form of unemployment payments for up to one year after leaving the military...

MPA@UNC Student Spotlight: John-Mark Wilson

As a program that is dedicated to preparing tomorrow’s public sector, MPA@UNC prides itself on the diversity of its student body. From teachers and defenders of the law, to managers in nonprofits and local governments, the vast professional experience of our students reflects their desire to address the concerns of the public good...

Rory Stewart: How To Build Democracy

In the past, democracy was hailed for the autonomy it gave citizens and the power it gave communities. Today, many citizens are skeptical of politicians and have lost faith in democracy. Rory Stewart, a member of the British Parliament, makes a case for changing the ways politicians address the public in order to regain the trust of their constituents...

Commemorating Veterans Day

Veterans Day is observed on November 11, a day set aside to recognize and celebrate military service members for their dedication and loyalty. The meaning of Veterans Day has evolved over the years. The day was first commemorated after World War I, which ended with an armistice declared on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month between the Allied Powers and Germany...

2013 Public Administration Conference: Day Two

From economic development and public policy to public health and disaster response efforts, the Public Administration Conference is an exciting and dynamic opportunity to explore innovative approaches and powerful ideas designed to address some of our nation’s most pressing issues...