Common jobs for MPA-holders include work as city planners, budget directors, and human resources managers.
A 2014 survey by Poets & Quants found that public administration is the fourth most popular master’s degree in the United States behind business, education, and health professions; approximately 5.5% of graduating graduate students earned an MPA degree during the 2012-13 academic year.
UNC’s online MPA degree, offered through the School of Government, is ranked 5th in the nation by U. News & World Report and provides a broad study of government, public law, public finance, and public administration.
Graduates are prepared for careers in health and financial organizations, nonprofits, government, foreign affairs, and many other environments.Public administration is an interdisciplinary academic field focused on the development, implementation, and evaluation of government policies and programs.