Academics

Courses

Courses for full-time students

The capstone project affords students the opportunity to deploy the knowledge and skills acquire throughout the two-year degree to make meaningful contributions to government and nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve.

Through Fels Lab, students are matched with partner organizations to complete applied projects, including program evlauations, strategic plans, policy analyses, web-app development, and more. At the conclusion of the capstone epxeirence, students present their work to organizational stakeholders, community leaders, and the Fels community. Students also publish executive summaries of their work in Fels' online publication Re:CAP

Students can use their four electives to specialize in public finance, politics, nonprofit administration, or economic development and growth. Students may also take advantage of courses offered at other Penn programs, such as public finance courses at Wharton, social welfare courses at the School of Social Policy and Practice, education policy courses at the Graduate School of Education, or any other relevant courses offered in one of Penn's 12 graduate schools.

Courses for Executive MPA students

The capstone project affords students the opportunity to deploy the knowledge and skills acquire throughout the two-year degree to make meaningful contributions to government and nonprofit organizations and the communities they serve.

 

Through Fels Lab, students are matched with partner organizations to complete applied projects, including program evlauations, strategic plans, policy analyses, web-app development, and more. At the conclusion of the capstone epxeirence, students present their work to organizational stakeholders, community leaders, and the Fels community. Students also publish executive summaries of their work in Fels' online publication Re:CAP

Executive students take three electives. They have the option to either take hybrid elective courses that use the same format as the core courses, or on-campus elective courses that meet once per week.

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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