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Municipal and County Administration

1 upcoming offering - click here to view registration details

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

The application period closes July 14th 5pm. Notification of status will be via email on August 1, 2017. There is no need to inquire about your application status and there is no need to inquire if we received your application. You will receive a pop up confirmation when you submit you submit your online application. 

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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.

The 2016-17 program fee was $2950. The course fee does not include travel, hotel, breakfast and dinner. The program includes most lunches. 

To apply, please click on the offering in blue above. 



SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES for 2017 will be posted later in 2017. 

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 29, 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 MCA scholarship applications is AUGUST 1, 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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Senior Lecturer in Public Finance and Government; 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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Senior Lecturer in Public Finance and Government; 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.
Public Officials - Local and State Government Roles