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NEWS & Upcoming Events

Spring '15 Admission Application Deadline is December 1st!

Fall 2014 Prospective Students Open House

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New Hanover MPA Fellows

New Hanover County MPA Fellows 2014-2015

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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).

MPA Organizational Chart (pdf)

NASPAA Accreditation Logo

MPA Brochure 2013-2014

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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