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.
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).
For more information contact program director Dr. Mark Imperial
The Department of Public and International Affairs offers a semi-distance, a multi-disciplinary graduate program in Conflict Management and Resolution (CMR) for professionals, practitioners, and students who wish to gain a greater understanding of conflict in both domestic and international settings.
Both the Master of Arts and the Post-Baccalaureate certificate programs are designed to provide core knowledge, skills, and abilities through a set of modules focused on the theoretical and applied approaches to conflict management. Students will acquire the tools to respond to a broad spectrum of scenarios including interpersonal conflict, third-party facilitation and mediation, and larger group conflict.
For more information contact program director Dr. Remonda Kleinberg
The Master of Coastal and Ocean Policy (MCOP), housed in the Department of Public and International Affairs in the College of Arts and Sciences, is a professional, non-thesis, multidisciplinary degree program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to assume leadership roles in governmental and nongovernmental organizations involved in the formulation, implementation, and administration of coastal and ocean policy at all levels of government.
A central focus of the MCOP program is to teach students how to integrate science into government decision-making processes, in order to improve coastal and ocean resources management in the U.S. and abroad.
For more information contact program director Dr. Jessica Weinkle