|Master’s||MPA||PADM||Fall 2021*||January 1, 2021 (Recommended)
January 12, 2021
|Master’s (Online)||MPA||PADX **||January 2021||October 13, 2020 (Recommended)***
November 4, 2020 (Final)
|May 2021||February 2, 2021 (Recommended)***
February 24, 2021 (Final)
|August 2021||May 11, 2021 (Recommended)***
June 2, 2021 (Final)
|September 2021||June 15, 2021 (Recommended)***
July 7, 2021 (Final)
|Program Director||Bill Rivenbark (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Director Of Graduate Admissions||Cara Robinson (email@example.com)|
|Address||Master of Public Administration Program
CB# 3330, Knapp-Sanders Building
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
GRE (general) score within last 5 years
(see other requirements)
|Letters of Recommendation||3 – (academic, professional and volunteer are accepted)|
|International Applicants Only||TOEFL or IELTS score (no more than two years old)
Completed financial certificate
In addition to the University’s required application materials, applicants should review the information below for additional expectations or application requirements.
LSAT and GMAT scores may be submitted for consideration.
Applicants already holding an advanced degree may request a standardized test waiver. Please contact the program for more information and to request this waiver.
Statement of Purpose: In one to two pages, respond to the question, “Why do you want to earn an MPA from UNC-Chapel Hill?” In your statement, please address the following:
Most Recent Resume or CV
Prerequisite Course Requirement: A minimum of 3 semester hours credit in American Government and Politics or an equivalent course. AP credit is acceptable if included on your undergraduate transcript. NOTE: This is not a requirement to apply for admission. If admitted to the on-campus format, the requirement would need to be fulfilled prior to the first day of fall classes. Applicants who have not completed an American Government course will be asked to complete a free, online course with us upon enrollment to the program. More information will be available upon admission and enrollment.
While the final deadline for submission to the on-campus MPA is January 12th, the MPA Admissions Committee strongly encourages all applications to be completed by January 1st, 2021 for priority review.
*Students may apply as non-degree seeking students in the Fall, Spring, or Summer, but the degree option is only available in the Fall.
**The School of Government also offers an online degree program, MPA@UNC. Please see http://onlinempa.unc.edu/ for more information and to apply.
***Recommended deadlines are for best scholarship consideration.