MPA Concentrations

MPA students have the option to concentrate their studies in several specialized areas:

  • Nonprofit Management
  • Urban Management & Policy
  • Arts Administration
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Budgeting and Finance

Information on the MPA concentrations can be found in the Graduate catalog.  Click here to access.

 A concentration is not required. If a student wishes to complete the General MPA curriculum they can select five MPAD electives of their choosing (15 hours).

In some cases, a student with a specialized interest area may also wish to discuss with the MPA Director the potential for using their electives to pursue another graduate certificate program on campus, such as the Gerontology Certificate.  

Information on the Gerontology Certificate can be found at

Information on UNC Charlotte's Graduate Certificate programs can be found at