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Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program

The mission of the North Carolina Central University Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program trains leaders in public service by enhancing their knowledge, skills, and abilities through scholarship and professional development with a global lens. We advance diversity through truth and service to promote social equity. This is a professional graduate degree that enable graduates to be effective public sector and non-profit agency leaders. 

The Department of Public Administration offers two options to earn a Master of Public Administration degree. Both tracks prepare students from diverse backgrounds to become professionals in government and the nonprofit sector. It equips each student with the ability to ethically apply the knowledge and skills required for leadership and management. The MPA program is a leading producer of Presidential Management, Capitol City and Schweitzer Fellows.

Choose Which Option is Best For You:

Traditional MPA Executive MPA
GRE Required No GRE Required
Evening Program Weekend Program (Friday & Saturday)
24 Months 18 Months
No Work Experience Required 5 or more Years of Relevant Work Experience

 For more information about the Traditional MPA program contact:

Dr. Chris Kimaru
Program Director
(919) 530-7264


Mrs. Rosa Anderson
Enrollment Manager
(919) 530-5301


For more information about the Executive MPA program contact:

Dr. Larrisha McGill-Youngblood
Program Manager
(919) 530-6622

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