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Our Mission

is to empower students with the knowledge, skills & experiences to improve the lives of others.

Public Policy is an interdisciplinary academic unit designed to provide students with the theoretical perspective, analytical skill, and substantive knowledge needed to address major domestic and global policy challenges.

 

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Undergraduate (BA)

The undergraduate major and minor in public policy provides students with conceptual and analytical skills that prepare them for the labor market or graduate/professional school.

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Master of Public Policy (MPP)

The accelerated dual bachelor’s-graduate degree allows students to begin taking graduate MPP courses in their senior year as they complete their undergraduate degree. A standalone MPP is coming.

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Doctoral (PhD)

The Ph.D. degree in public policy supports students who aim to contribute new knowledge and analysis of domestic and global policy problems.

 

UNC Public Policy ranked #2 in the United States

College Factual reviewed 97 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the most popular for bachelor’s degree seekers in the field of public policy. UNC Public Policy ranked second in the United States.

#2
Most Popular in North Carolina

#2
Best Quality in North Carolina