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NEWS & Upcoming Events

December Events

Pre-Graduation Reception to celebrate the December MPA Graduates! Event will be at Low Tide Pub.
December 12th, 7-8:30 pm

Public and International Affairs Graduation Reception. December 13th at 3:00pm in Burney Center Ballroom A. All Undergraduate and Graduate Students welcome!



Fall 2015 Admission Application Deadline is June 15th, 2015

Apply now!


Congrats to our 2014-2015 New Hanover County Fellows!
New Hanover MPA Fellows

From left to right: Caroline Dawkins, Phil Lamotte, and Megan Upchurch. See more student news here.

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Hire an MPA! Check out our Resume Booklet for students and alumni looking for employment and/or internships.


MPA Program

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program, housed in the Department of Public & International Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences, is an interdisciplinary, terminal professional degree. The MPA program at UNCW is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

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What is an MPA?

The Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree is the professional degree for students seeking a career in public service or nonprofit management. MPA programs develop the skills and techniques used by managers to implement policies, projects, and programs that resolve important problems within their organization and in society.

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