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Dr. Suzanne Leland received the Harshini V. De Selva Award



Gerald G. Fox Master of Public Administration


NC Charlotte's MPA Program rises to the top!


2nd Best MPA Value in the United States

Out of top 50 per

Top 20% Overall Ranking Worldwide

2020 Best Public Affairs Programs, U.S. News and World Report

Specialty Rankings


Public Finance and Budgeting: #23





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.