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Get a jump on your Graduate education with the MPA Early Entry program!


Congratulations MPA class of 2021!

MPA Graduates with Drs. Barth and Leland

Congratulations to our Spring '21 MPA and Certificate graduates!

Faculty honored the graduates with a virtual toast prior to celebrating in person at the UNCC Commencement ceremony on May 15! 


Spring '21 MPA Graduates:  Laura Antanaitis, Matthew Corbitt, Misha Eady-Harbold, James Grindstaff, Krystle Hammac, Chelsea Helton, Tanya Houston, Kellan Jones, Nahom Kahsay, Grant McMillan, Will Prince, Meera Sanjad, Maiya White


Spring '21 Certificate Students:  Lauren Blackshaw, Linette McCallum, Nana Sledzieski, Julia Whitfield, Darien Woods



Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration


NC Charlotte's MPA Program Rises in Rankings by U.S. News and World Reports!

We are now ranked #48 nationally, moving into the top 17% of all ranked public affairs programs, representing a 19% increase over last year's results.  We are also receiving increased recognition in the multiple areas of curriculum concentration!


Specialty Rankings


Local Government Management: #19

Public Finance and Budgeting: #20

Nonprofit Management: #32





to provide education and training for the public and nonprofit sectors, conduct scholarly and applied research to advance the field of public administration, and serve the community


students with talented faculty who value high quality teaching, research and community outreach, staff who are committed to supporting our students, and a community of practitioners at every organizational level who work closely with the program to provide students with internships, fellowships, and professional networking opportunities so critical to placing our students in quality jobs upon graduation. 


full-time and part-time options for all students. All in-person and blended classes are offered in the evening, making it convenient for our professional students. We also offer online classes. There are also opportunities for funded field experiences and scholarships.