Broaden your impact with a focused edge

Fels offers rigorous Certificate programs in Nonprofit Administration, Public Finance, Politics, and Economic Development and Growth which attract a diverse group of students looking to advance their expertise in a specialized area. Consisting of four or five credit-bearing graduate courses, a Fels Certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters. The Certificate program is ideal for those looking to pursue a new field, sharpen existing skills, or complement an MPA or other graduate degree.

The Certificate program provides proven tools as well as today’s most innovative techniques and perspectives. Students develop strong connections that will last throughout their careers, and the specialized skills that help them go further—faster. 

Prospective students: Start your application here

Current MPA students: Submit declaration form

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Fels Institute of Government
University of Pennsylvania
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Phone: (215) 898-2600
Fax: (215) 746-2829