University of North Carolina

University of North Carolina

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The Institute of Government was founded in 1931 by UNC law professor Albert Coates. In 2001, the University created the School of Government, which encompasses the work of the former Institute of Government. Learn more about the School's history.

Faculty and staff

The School of Government employs 45 full-time faculty and more than 60 staff members in research, management, and administrative positions. Visit the online faculty and staff directory.


Up to 200 classes, seminars, schools, and specialized conferences serve more than 12,000 elected and appointed officials in North Carolina every year. Learn more about the educational programs offered by the School of Government.


Faculty members field thousands of inquiries each year from government officials across the state. These requests for assistance include brief phone or e-mail conversations to clarify legal or management questions as well as longer-term help with large projects.

Research and publications

The School’s faculty members publish approximately 50 books, book chapters, bulletins, articles, and professional journals each year covering a wide range of public issues and new state legislation. Visit the Publications website.

Degree program

The Master of Public Administration program enrolls up to 60 students annually and is ranked 6th nationally among graduate programs teaching city management by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about the MPA program,

  • Knapp-Sanders Building
  • Campus Box 3330, UNC-Chapel Hill
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3330
  • United States
  • Phone: 919-966-5381
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  • Fax: 919-962-0654
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