Graduate Programs

You’ll find our Think and Do approach at work in all our graduate programs. We prepare the next generation of researchers, administrators and other leaders to take on the world.

Advanced Study in Public Administration

Through the Master’s of Public Administration program, students discover what it takes to be effective and responsible managers. You’ll learn to apply best practices and appropriate tools and concepts to address public sector challenges.

The only program of its kind in North Carolina, the Ph.D. in Public Administration provides students with a strong foundation for teaching and research. Our doctoral program  is led by faculty who are recognized nationally for their  research productivity.

Public Administration


Advanced Study in International Studies

The Master of International Studies offers a professional degree that prepares students for exciting careers in government service, international institutions and non-governmental organizations. Most of our graduates take jobs in government service, nonprofit management, student services in higher education and in the private sector.

International Studies


Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

The Nonprofit Certificate program, built around regularly offered graduate courses, provides the basic knowledge and skill needed to manage nonprofit organizations — process, analysis and advocacy.

Nonprofit Management


Graduate Certificate in Public Policy

The Graduate Certificate in Public Policy helps students make the most of professional skills by providing the tools needed to be effective advocates for realistic, effective and responsible public policy.

Public Policy