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News and events

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is now taking applications for its new Mentoring Program. Applications can be found here and are being accepted until March 6th, 2015.


Congratulations to Dr. Craig Burnett who was recently featured in Wallet Hub's recent study examining the ways the 2014 elections will impact our wallets. The piece has garnered a great deal of nationwide news coverage. You can read the article here.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Jeffrey Brudney: "Article by Brudney Among Esteemed Journal's 75 Most Influential"

Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector Dr. Jeffrey Brudney participates in United Nations Experts panel in Bonn, Germany, February 2014

Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector Dr. Jeffrey Brudney releases the full film "Beyond the Classroom: Learning to Lead," highlighting his class "Nonprofit Leadership Experience"


Information about Internships

For additional information contact Dr. Daniel Masters.

Pre-Law Information

For more information about Pre-Law at UNCW please look over Pre-Law Advice (PDF) and Pre-Law Minor 2014 Flyer (PDF).

For additional information contact Dr. Stephen Meinhold


Team for Interdisciplinary Global Research





Department of Public and International Affairs

Dr. Sheridan Welcome to the Department of Public and International Affairs.  We are a department that is dedicated to teaching, research, service, and public engagement in the areas of politics and public administration in the local, state, national, and international arenas. In addition to a BA degree in political science, we offer Masters Degrees in Public Administration, Coastal and Ocean Policy, and Conflict Management and Resolution. We also offer a graduate certificate in Conflict Management and Resolution. We have minors in political science, public administration, international affairs, and pre-law. Our department is actively engaged in innovative teaching modes such as our Great Decisions Lecture Series in the area of international politics and our Quality Enhancement for Non-profit Organizations (QENO) program which connects faculty, students, and area non-profits to provide opportunities for student learning, faculty research, and administrative support. Look over our website and see the variety of exciting and interesting programs we offer.

Earl Sheridan, PhD
Department Chair



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