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. 

welcome from the director 

I invite you to review our website as a first step in appreciating all that our program offers but don't hesitate to contact me directly for a personal  conversation.  We can also set up phone or personal interviews with faculty, students or alumni, and a tour of our beautiful main campus as well as our dynamic City Center building in the heart of the dynamic city of Charlotte where a number of our MPA evening classes are taught.

I hope you will consider joining our diverse student body of 100+ students and 600+ alumni who are dedicated to improving the quality of life of our communities, whether that be at the local, state or national level!