Department of Political Science

Go Global: MPA/MPP Degrees Make a World of Difference

Welcome to the MPA Program at ECU!

The Department of Political Science offers the Master of Public Administration (MPA). Our program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). Each term we have approximately forty students.

For information on the MPA Program, please use the attached links. These links will lead you to a variety of documents explaining various aspects of the MPA degree. A good beginning place to start is the FAQs link. The MPA Overview and the MPA Handbook go into even greater detail on the program and its requirements.

If you have additional questions about ECU or the MPA program, please feel free to contact the Political Science Department or me.

We are proud of our program and would like to hear from you. We promise to respond quickly to any messages you might send. Thank you for your interest!

Dr. Robert J. Thompson

Dr. Robert J Thompson
Director, Graduate Studies & Director, MPA Program
Department of Political Science
Brewster A101
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
252-328-5686 (office)
252-328-4134 (fax)

Overview of MPA Program (PPT)
Frequently Asked Questions
Admission to the MPA Program
MPA Graduation and Employment Rates
Out of State & International Students
MPA Personal Datasheet (PDF)
Financial Assistance
Getting Started in Your Graduate Program
Student Technology Resources
MPA Style Manual
Grad. Cert. in Community Health Admin.
Community Health Admin. Gainful Employment Info.

MPA Handbook (PDF)
Mission Statement & Objectives
Expected Student Competencies
Our Professional Values
Core Curriculum and Areas of Emphasis
Internship Requirements
Professional Paper
Post-Grad Intern & Fellowships
Grad. Cert. in Security Studies

Dept. of Political Science, Brewster A-124, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353
Phone (252) 328-6189
Fax (252) 328-4134