Admissions

Admissions

Now is the time for public service

Apply online today or request more information on the programs Fels offers.

  • The Fels Master of Public Administration (MPA) offers a broad-based education that prepares students for leadership roles in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and private firms engaging in public sector work. If you are committed to public service, the Fels MPA program will help you acquire the tools and understanding needed to be successful throughout your career.

  • The Fels Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for fast track working professionals looking to go further, faster in their careers. With all core classes offered in a hybrid format (one weekend a month on campus complemented by state of the art online learning), this flexible high impact program will allow you to complete a Fels MPA while still working full-time.

  • Fels offers two rigorous graduate certificate programs in Nonprofit Administration and Public Finance that attract a diverse group of students interested in specialized fields within the public sector. If you are pursuing the Fels MPA, enrolled in other graduate programs at Penn, or work in the Greater Philadelphia region, a Fels certificate will prepare you for a career in public finance and nonprofit leadership administration.

  • The Fels Institute offers several different dual degree options that give students the chance to pursue the Master of Public Administration concurrently with another graduate program at the University of Pennsylvania. If you're interested in combining the study of public management with coursework in city planning, education policy, social policy, environmental studies, or law, a dual degree program will allow you to obtain two Penn degrees in an accelerated format.

Contact Information

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

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

felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu