The Master of Public Affairs (MPA)

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Public Affairs (MPA) program offered by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is to do the following:

  • provide a stimulating and challenging education enabling a diverse student body to develop public values and master essential knowledge, competencies, and skills within a supportive and cooperative community;
  • prepare pre-service students for leadership and professional positions in public service;
  • provide education to in-service students that will lead to their development and career advancement as leaders, professionals, and managers;
  • contribute to the fields of public policy, public administration, and nonprofit management through scholarly and applied research, publications, and professional service;
  • serve the greater Piedmont Triad area through community-engaged scholarship, interns, graduates, and outreach activities that enhance the performance of local government and nonprofit organizations.