University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Government, Public Administration

  • Chapel Hill



CB# 3330, Knapp-Sanders Building
Chapel Hill
United States

About Us

The Carolina Master of Public Administration program prepares public service leaders and helps students reach their potential for leadership through rigorous academic study and practical experience. Carolina MPA graduates attain leadership positions in every level of government and in organizations that support the public interest. It consistently ranks among the top 25 public administration graduate programs in the country, particularly in city management. With courses ranging from management, leadership, to public policy analysis and project evaluation, the program educates leaders for local, state, and federal governments and nonprofit organizations.

The Carolina MPA is a 45-credit program and is offered in two formats: on-campus and on-line.The on-campus MPA Program at UNC-Chapel Hill is a full-time, two-year program that serves up to 60 students annually. Alternatively, the MPA@UNC is delivered on-line, designed for professionals seeking to advance their careers in public service, and can be completed in as little as 18 months or as long as five years.