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Master of Public Administration: General Track


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Program Description

The mission of the North Carolina Central University Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds to become professionals with the ability to ethically apply the knowledge and skills required for leadership and management for the public interest. This is a professional graduate degree that enables graduates to be effective public sector and non-profit agency leaders.

Consistent with the North Carolina Central University admission philosophy, MPA students come from diverse academic and professional backgrounds. Thus, the Program offers a curriculum that is challenging and not merely a series of courses but rather a constructive and integrated learning experience. Thus, the central tenet of the Program curriculum is to create a learning experience that is designed to take students from various backgrounds and prepare them to become professionals with the ability to ethically apply the knowledge and skills required for leadership and management in the public and nonprofit sectors.

Thus, a set of competencies required to work as public administrators with the ability to ethically apply the knowledge and skills required for leadership or management in the public sector. Those broad competencies are:

  1. Leadership and Professionalism
  2. Management of Public Service Organizations
  3. Application of Quantitative and Qualitative Techniques of Analysis
  4. Understanding Public Policy and Organizational Environments

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Scholarships

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Additional Requirements

Required Standardized Test: GRE General Exam
Minimum Admissions Requirements: Admissions into the MPA program are based upon an evaluation of the whole person. Thus no one factor will determine the status of a candidate's application. An applicants admission is determined by the academic background of the applicant, all portions of GRE score with particular emphasis on the Analytical Writing score, the personal statement, the professional background, letters of evaluation and the applicants resume. Students with a substantial post baccalaureate career record tend to be evaluated more on their career progression, personal statement, the professional background, letters of evaluation and the applicants resume.  Students with limited professional level post baccalaureate career records are tend to be evaluated more on their academic background, GRE score, personal statement and letters of evaluation.

Contact Information

Name: Emmanuel Oritsejafor - Chair and Professor
Email: eoritsejafor@nccu.edu
Phone: (919) 530-5202
Fax: (919) 530-7977
Office Location: 319 Albert N. Whiting Criminal Justice Building
 
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