Getting to 39th & Walnut

When researching graduate schools, all kinds of questions come up ranging from the application process, to differences in degrees, to the student experience. This blog is devoted to helping prospective applicants navigate the world of admissions.

Where are you from?  I grew up in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia, just about 20 minutes from Penn. My neighborhood was and continues to be extremely family oriented and close-knit. This goes without saying but we take Philadelphia sports very seriously....

Join us for our Lunchtime Virtual Info Session and learn more about the Fels Institute of Government's Executive MPA degree.

This event will give you an opportunity to learn more about our flexible Executive MPA degree, hear from our Executive Director and admissions staff, and have your...

Learn more about the Fels Institute of Government's Executive MPA degree by participating in our upcoming Virtual Info Session.

The Fels Executive MPA will provide students with the knowledge, practical tools, and connections they need to get things done in challenging political and...

Are you ready to apply to graduate school? Looking to learn more about the graduate degrees offered at the most practical and personal program of public management in the Ivy League? If so, I invite you to learn more about the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government by joining...

Are you thinking about graduate school? Do you want to make a difference by working in government or the nonprofit sector? Join the University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government by participating in one of our upcoming Virtual Information Session....

The Fels Institute of Government will be hosting an upcoming Information Session in Center City Philadelphia.

Center City Philadelphia Info Session

Thursday,...

"My Summer in Charm City" by Elizabeth Tatum, MPA '14

During my first semester as an MPA student at Fels, I was assigned a reading from A Prayer for the City, a portrait of Philadelphia in the 90’s under Ed Rendell’s mayoral administration. As described in the book, the work put before...

We are pleased to announce that the Fels Certificate programs have changed from a 5-course format to a 4-course format.  This change will allow Fels MPA and other graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania maximum flexibility with their electives while helping to make the...

Fels Director of Consulting Lauren Hirshon will be in Seattle, WA, on November 15th and is available to meet with prospective applicants.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with Lauren while she is in Seattle,...

Fels Director of Consulting Lauren Hirshon will be in Boston, MA, on September 25th and is available to meet with prospective applicants.

If you would like to schedule a meeting with Lauren while she is in Boston,...

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