Master of Public Affairs

MPA News

Center for Legislative Studies: 2016 Spring Lecture Series

Overwhelmed: The Causes and Consequences of the Global Migration Crisis

"Refugees and Insecurity in the Middle East"

Dr. Sarah Kenyon Lischer, Associate Professor, Wake Forest University

Wednesday, February 3, 7:30 p.m., Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium*

* Located on the corner of Tate Street and Spring Garden Street

** A reception follows this free public lecture

International Programs Center's Kohler Fund
Department of Political Science
International and Global Studies Program
Lloyd International Honors College

For disability accommodations, please contact Ritchie Cicerson at


NEW Scholarships for Americorps Graduates:

The MPA program has made available up to two scholarships of $2000 each for graduates of Americorps and Vista programs. Preference will be given to North Carolina residents or those who served in North Carolina. Financial need as demonstrated in a FAFSA will be required.

Reaccreditation News


Our MPA program has been fully reaccredited by NASPAA (Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration) for seven years, as of July 2014. This reaccreditation affirms the quality of our program, our faculty and our students.

Nonprofit Management Certificate Program Goes Online

Students can complete the entire program of 15 credits online within one year, or take some courses on campus. For the curriculum details and application information go to

Congratulations to the Summer 2015 MPA and Nonprofit Management Certificate Students!!

The Summer 2015 MPA Graduates are: Rachael Burrello and Kevin Jacobs!

The Summer 2015 Nonprofit Management Certificate Graduates are: Tana Barnes, Rochelle Blakeney, Medina Jolly, Julie Ann Morrill, Casey Starkweather and Ashley Watkins!

The Summer 2015 Urban and Economic Development Certificate Graduate is: Ryan Byers!

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!!!

Congratulations to the MPA Student Award Winners for 2014 - 2015

  • North Carolina City/County Managers Association Scholarship - Joe Furstenberg
  • Next Generation Graduate Award - Hunter Frank, Lamar Lee
  • Cemala Scholarship Fellow - Madison Sampson
  • Graduate Dean's Scholarship Award - Kim Cothran, Sara Hancock, Melissa Lawrence, Nicole Lindahl, Jacob Neal, Sara Pilling-Kellogg, Brianna Salamone, Lana Skrypnyk, Molly Walsh, Allison Wray
  • May Davidson Scholarship Fund - Ritchie Ciceron, Hugh Sandoe, Matt Sutter

MPA Resumes for 2015

The following individuals have completed program requirements and graduated with an MPA degree in May: