Fels Executive MPA

Program Overview

The Fels Executive MPA enables emerging public leaders to obtain an Ivy League graduate degree while they continue to work full-time.

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Program Format

All Executive MPA students will attend class on campus at the University of Pennsylvania for one weekend per month and use online tools to support lecture, discussion, and group work during the weeks in between.

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The Executive MPA curriculum focuses on the skills and knowledge students need to be successful public managers, including politics and policy, leading organizations and people, and financial management.

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Student Profiles

Executive MPA students collaborate with and learn from other savvy, experienced, and high-performing political, nonprofit, and private sector leaders.

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The Fels Institute of Government opens up new worlds of opportunity for its students across many career sectors. Executive MPA students network with each other and alumni at on-campus weekends, and enjoy rich career development resources.

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A New Format for a New Generation of Leaders

The Fels Executive MPA is designed for emerging public leaders who are looking to accelerate their careers and drive impact in their communities. Our hybrid program combines classes on campus one weekend a month with online tools used to support lecture, discussion, and group work in the weeks in between. This format will offer our Executive students the flexibility to complete an Ivy League degree while still working full-time.