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University of North Carolina School of Government

The School of Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill works to improve the lives of North Carolinians by engaging in practical scholarship that helps public officials and citizens understand and improve state and local government.

Established in 1931 at the Institute of Government, the School provides educational, advisory, and research services for state and local governments. The School is also home to the nationally ranked Master of Public Administration program and specialized centers focused on information technology and environmental finance.

Education for Public Officials

As the largest university-based local government training, advisory, and research organization in the United States, the School of Government offers up to 200 courses, workshops, webinars, and specialized conferences for more than 12,000 public officials each year. In addition, faculty members annually publish approximately 50 books, manuals, reports, articles, bulletins, and other print and online content related to state and local government.

MPA faculty members also teach public officials in School of Government courses and consult with them on practical issues daily.

Since 1935, the School's Legislative Reporting Service has produced the Daily Bulletin and other publications to inform government officials and citizens about the status and content of North Carolina legislation.