Master of Public Administration


 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 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 MPA program at UNCW is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA).

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Explore the Dual MPA & M.S. Environmental Studies graduate degree program

Employee of UNCW? Receive a tuition waiver!

Current Military or Veteran? The MPA can advance your career!