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Public Administration

North Carolina Central University

12 months
14136 USD/year
14136 USD/year
4226 USD/year
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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 in Public Administration offered by North Carolina Central University  that enables graduates to be effective public sector and nonprofit agency leaders.

Key Features 

  • The Department of Public Administration offers two options to earn a Master of Public Administration degree through the traditional and executive track. 
  • 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.

Programme Structure

  • The Master of Public Administration degree is a 14-course, 42-credit hour program. In the Traditional Track, with a normal three-course semester load, this is a two-year (five-term) program. 
  • Courses are primarily in-person on weekday evenings (6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.), with some hybrid and online offerings. 
  • The Executive Track is also a three-course semester load with an 18-month (five-term) program. The Executive Track is a hybrid program with one course offered 100% online and in-person class meetings on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online graduate admission application
  • $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all schools attended (if you earned your degree from a non-U.S. school, please see the international applicant requirements)
  • Statement of purpose/personal statement
  • The GRE is not required
  • Resume

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7068 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    14136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7068 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    4226 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2113 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Durham

990 - 1670 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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