Graduate School


Schools of Government Support Good Governance

Schools of government offer professional education in disciplines that are essential to good governance—public policy, public finance, budgeting, management, human resources, health and human services, ethics, and more.

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...

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)?...

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...

Preparing for the GRE: Tips and Tools

Many graduate degree programs, including the Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the UNC School of Government, require standardized test results from a graduate examination taken within five years prior to application. The most common and accepted graduate examination is the Graduate Record Examination...