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The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Political Science and Public Administration

Charlotte, NC

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Overview

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Department of Political Science and Public Administration is located in Charlotte, NC, in a suburban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
(Graduate Certificate) Urban management and policy
(Graduate Certificate) Public budgeting and finance
(Graduate Certificate) Emergency management
(Graduate Certificate) Non-profit management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Public budgeting and finance
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Arts administration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Non-profit management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Emergency management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Urban management and policy

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 25
Other Advanced Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Research project or thesis

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

48
Applied
32
Accepted
22
Enrolled
67%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline August 1st August 1st No
Spring deadline December 1st December 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from accredited college or university; minimum undergraduate GPA of 3.0; 3 letters of recommendation; statement of purpose
Additional Entrance Requirements Statement of purpose (1-2 pages in length) explaining applicant's career goals, how the Graduate Certificate fits into achieving those goals, and any relevant work experience; official transcripts; letters of recommendation

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

81
Total Graduate Students
75%
International Breakout (representing other countries)
24%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 4.94%
Black or African American 14.81%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 2.47%
Asian 1.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races 2.47%
Unknown 2.47%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

23
Total faculty
Full-time - 19
Part-time - 4
Male (13)
Female (10)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Not reported
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
419,411

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Greg Weeks
Chair
Email: gbweeks@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-7574

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