The MPA program trains students for leadership positions within public and non-profit sector organizations and bureaucracies. Students interested in private sector employment in industries with strong governmental interactions and regulation will also benefit from seeking an MPA degree. We believe in “aggressive” career development, preparing you to move beyond existing career positions as opportunities arise. Education to accelerate career access.
The MPA at UNCP can be completed as a fully online program.
The following application deadline has been established by the MPA Admissions Committee:
- Fall deadline: one week prior to the start of the semester
- Spring deadline: one week prior to the start of the semester
- Summer deadline: No Admissions for Summer Sessions
The MPA Program offers four concentrations as well as the BA-MPA program.
University of North Carolina at Pembroke has been recognized as one of the best schools for online learning at the master’s level by OnlineMastersDegrees.org (OMD). UNCP’s public administration programs earned top honors for overall quality, affordability and commitment to student success.
Best Accredited Colleges has released their 2023 rankings, and University of North Carolina at Pembroke has been ranked #41 on our list Best Online Master's in Public Administration Programs!