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Carolina's MPA program is ranked fifth nationally in the specialty area of city management by US News & World Report.

Our graduates attain leadership positions in every level of government and in organizations that support the public interest. Historically, 65 percent of students have job placements at the time of graduation; 100 percent have jobs six months later.

The program’s rigorous courses instill the knowledge, skills, and competencies required to lead, including core classes on the theory and practice of public management. 

Faculty members are experts in their fields, published in academic journals, authors of textbooks used in other MPA programs, and public professionals.

Carolina MPA attracts students who are looking to become public service leaders—strong administrators and inspirational collaborators who care about making a difference in the communities where they work and live.

Career Success

Career Success


of students received a new job, promotion or salary increase.

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Posted: Thursday, 07/20/17

Assistant Professor Whitney Afonso's article, "State LST Laws: A Comprejensive Analysis of the Laws Governing Local Sales Taxes," has been published in the top-ranked Public Budgeting and Finance journal.

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Posted: Tuesday, 07/18/17

The creation of rules that govern processes or behavior is essential to any organization, but these rules are often maligned for creating inefficiencies.

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