Municipal and County Administration

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Upcoming Course Offerings

Municipal and County Administration
UNC School Of Government
400 South Rd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
September 12 - 15, 2017,
October 17 - 20, 2017,
November 14 - 17, 2017,
January 9 - 12, 2018,
February 20 - 23, 2018,
March 13 - 16, 2018,
April 24 - 27, 2018
  • First, Please check your calendars to ensure you can attend the sessions, barring unforeseen circumstances. There is an attendace policy that can affect successful completion of the course. Attendees must attend a minimum of 80% of the total hours to be eligible for graduation. 
  • The application period closes July 14th 5pm. 
  • Notification of your application status will be via email on August 1, 2017. There is no need to inquire about your application status. 
  • There is no need to inquire if we received your application. When you hit the submit button- you will see a Thank you. 

NOTE** Tuition does not include travel, hotel, breakfast or dinner. When the class is scheduled during lunch- we will provide lunch.


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Course participants who cancel their registration on or before August 28, 2017 will receive a full refund. Those who cancel on or before September 04, 2017 will receive a full refund, less a $25 cancellation fee. No refund will be made for cancellations made after September 04, 2017. All cancellations must be submitted in writing, as outlined in the School’s cancellation policy.
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This course is designed for city and county managers, department heads, and other city or county officials whose responsibilities require an understanding of functions beyond individual areas of specialization. This program will give you the chance to:

  • Understand the legal framework and administrative requirements of North Carolina city and county government.
  • Learn about how specific city and county services are organized and provided. 
  • Appreciate the interrelation among different activities or departments and how specific laws, programs, and functions contribute to the achievement of the overall mission of a local government. 
  • Become part of a broader network of local government peers on whom participants will be able to draw for assistance in the future.

To apply, please click on the offering in blue above. The Application process closes July 14th 5pm. 




MCA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP: The Alumni Association of the Municipal and County Administration Course offers up to two full scholarships to qualified applicants and their units of government.  Since these scholarships have historically been designed to help colleagues who might not otherwise be able to attend the course, financial need will weigh heavily in the award decision.  Other factors that will be considered are the number of individuals in a particular unit that have already graduated from the course and how critical the course is to the governmental unit and the applicant’s future career goals. DEADLINE is JULY 14, 2017.  

LOCAL GOVERNMENT FEDERAL CREDIT UNION: The LGFCU offers scholarships to member local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, programs and seminars offered by the School of Government. DEADLINE FOR LGFCU MCA scholarship applications before July 14, 2017.


Additional information: 

The course is takes place September-April. Sessions are four days each month starting mid-day Tuesday until Friday afternoon. This schedule is designed to allow for same-day travel on the first day of each session, reducing hotel costs. 


This course is offered periodically.

Faculty Coordinator

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Teaching Professor; Secretary, School of Government Foundation Board of Directors
For questions regarding course details, please contact the program manager.

Faculty Coordinator

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Program Manager
For questions regarding course content, please contact the faculty coordinator.

Faculty Coordinator

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Teaching Professor; Secretary, School of Government Foundation Board of Directors
For questions regarding registration, resetting passwords, or login issues, please contact Registration at or 919-966-4414.
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