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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

The University of North Georgia (UNG) offers a 36-semester-hour Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree in order to serve qualified, professionally oriented college graduates who aspire employment in the public sector, in a nonprofit organization, or in a corporate setting having extensive interaction with governmental agencies.

Campus Availability

Online Only

The program consists of 24 semester hours of core courses plus twelve (12) semester hours focused on Public Affairs.

The MPA program is designed to serve students who are currently employed in a public-service organization or are contemplating a new career in public and human services. The MPA program is intended to be challenging in order to make a student’s investment of time worthwhile.

The program is also flexible to accommodate the schedules of both full-time and part-time students and to allow students with a variety of interests to profit from the program’s curricular options.

Why Get an MPA degree at UNG?

Students enrolled in the MPA program, and recent graduates of the MPA program, have obtained their first professional jobs as a result of their involvement in the program. In-service students report receiving promotions, raises, and new responsibilities as a result of their completion of the program.

Student Resources

Program Coordinator

Luisa M. Diaz-Kope, Ph.D.

Notice Regarding Online Offerings

In compliance with state authorization for the delivery of distance education, UNG online courses, degrees and certificate programs are not available in some states. If you are not a Georgia resident, email to check program availability in your state. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state authorization of online offerings. Other inquiries should be directed to the academic department offering the online program or to Graduate Admissions.

International applicants who will require F-1 status to attend UNG may not apply for part-time programs (less than nine hours fall and spring semesters) and are allowed only one on-line class per term to count towards full-time enrollment.

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