Admissions blog

Taking advantage of our prime driving distance from NYC, Fels continued its annual NYC Career Day on March 21st. Students kicked off the day with group visits to UNICEF and Harlem Children’s Zone.  Director of Evaluation, Dr. Betina Jean-Louis and Policy Analyst, Sara Shumway, talked with the students about the innovative HCZ model, making headlines across the nation. Following their morning...
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 graduate school questions answered in real time from the comfort of your office or home. Wednesday, May 7th,...
Admissions blog
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 community contexts. Our program uses a distinctive cohort model, with each cohort limited to 35 students who take...
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 us for a Live Chat on Wednesday, January 8th at 8:00 p.m. Our Live Chat will give you an opportunity to...
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. Our Virtual Info Sessions will give you an opportunity to have your questions answered by the Fels Admissions Team, as well as hear from...
The Fels Institute of Government will be hosting an upcoming Information Session in Center City Philadelphia. Center City Philadelphia Info Session Thursday, November 21st at 5:30 p.m. This event will be hosted by Fels alumni and held at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, 1717 Arch Street, 20th Floor, Philadelphia, PA. Register for our Center City Info Session here. This event will be a great...
"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 the city’s government seems bone-crushingly difficult, exhilarating, and incontrovertibly necessary all at the...
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 Certificate programs more affordable for students pursuing them as a stand-alone degree.  The Fels...
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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, please complete this form. More details will be sent to you soon.
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, please complete this form. More details will be sent to you soon.
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