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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 18
Other Advanced Degrees 13

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
Thesis Alternate accepted

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

38
Applied
26
Accepted
21
Enrolled
68%

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 15th Not reported No
Spring deadline December 1st Not reported 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 One official transcript from each post-secondary institution; three letters of recommendation from academic or professional sources; overall undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; statement of purpose (1-2 pages in length) in which the applicant explains his/her career goals, how the Certificate fits into achieving those goals

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 557
TOEFL IBT score: 83
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

75
Total Graduate Students
2%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.67%
Black or African American 20%
White or Caucasian 65%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.33%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 2.67%
Unknown 1.33%

Gender

Male (33%)
Female (66%)

Faculty

25
Total faculty
Full-time - 20
Part-time - 5
Male (14)
Female (11)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Social and ethical implications of big data and artificial intelligence; African politics; public and nonprofit management; cost accounting and organizational control in public organizations; state and local government
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
835,690

Location & Contact

Address 9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC  28223-0001
United States
Contact Dr. Cheryl L. Brown
Interim Chair, Undergraduate Coordinator, & Associate Professor
Email: cbrown@uncc.edu
Phone: 704-687-7574

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