Master of Public Administration

MPA students in the Public Management Internship Preparation class (PADM 5800) prepared for a mock interview.  As part of the internship preparation course, each student goes through a formal interview with a team of experienced MPA alumni. The interviewers then provide each student with recommendations on ways to improve their interviewing skills. Pictured (left to right): Eric Varela, Harrison Wicks, Quanh Van Ngoc Tang, Jonathan Hilton, Brittany DuBose, Brian Fuller, Jennifer Stephens, Eduardo Balderas, David Visconti, Tyler Brewer, and Michael Montgomery. Not Pictured: Martin McCoy.


  • Established in 1961
  • Over 1,300 alumni working in all forms of public service
  • Ranked #13 in the nation for city government/urban management by U.S. News and World Reports

Our Mission

The mission of the Master of Public Administration program is to prepare leaders for public and nonprofit organizations through an innovative curriculum and dedicated teaching; creating and disseminating knowledge to the field of public administration through interdisciplinary research and professional development activities; and serving the profession and the community in order to promote democratic governance and enhance quality of life.

The Public Administration, MPA program description: UNT Graduate Catalog

The MPA Student Handbook Academic Year 2017-18