Welcome from the Department Chair

We welcome you to the Department of Political Science and Public Administration!  As chair of the PSPA Department, I encourage you to reach out to us if you have any questions about our program.  Please come visit us and learn more about our amazing students, engaging programs, and dedicated faculty.

With low faculty to student ratios, the Department of Political Science and Public Administration offers an environment where students can develop mentorships with professors to help them achieve their career aspirations.  We provide several programs including our newest program—the five year, combined BA/MPA degree program.  Students can study to earn their bachelor’s degree in any of our four undergraduate political science concentrations and begin work on their MPA degree in their senior year.  This program is well suited for high achieving students that have a 3.4 overall GPA or higher during their junior year.  Please look at the link available under the Program and Degrees tab for more information.

We look forward to meeting you as you join us here at #BraveNation! 

Go Braves!

Dr. Emily A. Neff-Sharum
Chair and Interim MPA Program Director

Dr. Emily A. Neff-Sharum
Chair and Associate Professor
Department of Political Science and Public Administration
University of North Carolina, Pembroke
SCI 1309
910-775-4409
Emily.neffsharum@uncp.edu