University of North Carolina At Greensboro
1000 Spring Garden
Greensboro, NC 27412-0001
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General DescriptionThe Political Science Department at UNCG offers the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) degree for persons interested in professional positions in public service. The MPA Program is accredited by the Network of Schools of Public Affairs, Policy and Administration (NASPAA). We have successfully maintained national accreditation since 1993. The MPA Program provides professional training designed to meet current demands in public service positions, as well as provide a foundation for long-term development and advancement in a public service career. The Program provides a foundation in the major substantive areas of public affairs: policymaking and the political environment; leadership management and organizational behavior; quantitative analysis and evaluation; and, decision making.
The MPA Program has three concentrations for those students seeking focused study in a specific area of public service. The three concentrations offered are: community and economic development; local government management; and, nonprofit management.
Areas of ResearchCommunity Planning, Economic Development, Housing & Community Development, Management
Other Programs OfferedGraduate Certificate in Urban and Economic Development
Type or Delivery Method AvailableTraditional, in person