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Donate to the Sharon Thacker Scholarship for Creative Nonprofit Leadership.


"We are pleased to announce a new scholarship to honor Sharon Thacker, a renowned nonprofit adjunct faculty member in our MPA program and an inspirational leader in the nonprofit sector.  Please see below for more about Sharon and the purpose of the scholarship.  The link to the crowdfunding page is above.  Please be generous and share in your networks!"  --Dr. Tom Barth, MPA Director


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



Dr. Suzanne Leland presents American Cities and the Politics of Party Conventions as part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Personally Speaking series.  From the CLAS Personally Speaking website…American Cities examines decisions by contemporary American cities such as Charlotte to bid on and host one of the quadrennial major political party conventions. Leland is an award-winning core faculty member of the Public Policy Ph.D. program and professor in political science and public administration.”  

Dr. Leland’s presentation can be viewed on the UNC Charlotte YouTube page at

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!


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Top 20% Overall Ranking Worldwide

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

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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.