Preparing effective leaders and driving meaningful change

At Fels, we equip students with the skills, knowledge, and practical experience they need to be innovative and influential public leaders prepared to meet the evolving challenges of today’s world. Our students and alumni are at the forefront of solving pressing problems—locally, nationally, and globally.

We approach our mission in three principal ways:

Educational Excellence

Our Full-time and Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree programs provide a versatile toolkit for high-impact public leadership and management, while graduate-level Certificate programs offer an opportunity to hone skills in specialized public sector fields.

Public Sector Engagement

With a longstanding commitment to purpose and practice, Fels provides a range of opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience while making meaningful contributions to the work of nonprofits, government agencies, and private firms that serve the public interest. These opportunities include the Fels Lab, the Public Leadership and Service Fellowship Program, capstone projects, and internships, among others. 

Professional Enrichment

Fels convenes intensive Summits and Trainings for public sector professionals to share knowledge and develop their skills. These non-credit programs help participants stay current with innovative practices and policy solutions in their field, while providing valuable opportunities for networking among colleagues and experts.

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Contact Information

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

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