UNC School of Government
Founded in 1931, the UNC School of Government is the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States. In addition to its top-ranked MPA program, the school offers up to 200 courses, webinars, and conferences attended by more than 12,000 public officials each year.
U.S.News & World Report has ranked the School of Government's Master of Public Administration program 23rd overall and 6th in City Management and Urban Policy among public affairs programs in the United States.
Mission and Values
The School of Government engages in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government. The school is a leader in research, education, and public outreach, which is reflected in our faculty of nationally known teachers and scholars.
For more than 80 years, the school has maintained a nonpartisan, policy-neutral, and responsive approach to serving and advising both public officials and the community at large.
The School of Government employs more than 50 full-time faculty and more than 80 staff members in research, management, and administrative positions. Faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, manuals, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government. They also field thousands of inquiries each year from government officials and private citizens across North Carolina.
To learn more about the School of Government and MPA@UNC, contact an admissions counselor today at 855-862-672 or via e-mail.