Master On Campus

Public Administration

University of North Carolina Wilmington

24 months
18508 USD/year
18508 USD/year
4400 USD/year
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The Public Administration program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, housed within the Department of Public and International Affairs, offers critical skill courses for effective public and nonprofit policy and management, a flexible curriculum that allows students to fully prepare for career goals, outstanding faculty with academic and professional experience.


The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program from University of North Carolina Wilmington, housed in the Department of Public & International Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences, is an interdisciplinary, terminal professional degree. 


The MPA is the professional degree for students seeking a career in public service or nonprofit management. MPA programs develop the skills and techniques used by managers to implement policies, projects, and programs that resolve important problems within their organization and in society.


Accredited with the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Managing Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Public Human Resources Development and Administration
  • Public Budgeting and Finance Administration
  • Policy Analysis
  • Capstone Seminar in Public Administration

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


42 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An application for graduate admission
  • Official transcripts of all college work (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Three recommendations from individuals who are in a position to evaluate the applicant's professional competence as well as potential for graduate study (ideally at least one reference should be an academic instructor).
  • A personal statement describing educational and professional experiences, their reasons for pursuing graduate study in public administration, and career goals
  • Resume
  • Optional writing sample

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18508 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 18508 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    18508 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18508 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    4400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4400 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wilmington

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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