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Fels Institute of Government courses provide students with the essential tools they need to create change in the public sector. Whether you are completing a program at Fels or browsing electives to complement another degree at Penn, our upcoming courses offer opportunities to deepen your knowledge in specific policy areas or gain additional valuable skills.

Core courses are designed for Fels degree and certificate students, while elective courses are open to Fels students as well as other students pursuing graduate degrees at Penn.

Core courses offered fall 2020

Course Number Section Title Program
GAFL 611 001 Statistics for Public Policy
  • MPA
GAFL 612 001 Quantitative Methods for Data Analysis
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 621 001 Public Economics
  • MPA
GAFL 631 001 Public Law and Public Process
  • MPA
GAFL 733 001 Public Management and Leadership
  • Executive MPA

Elective courses offered fall 2020

Course Number Section Title Program
GAFL 502 001 Public Communications
  • MPA
GAFL 502 001 Public Communications
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 569 001 The Politics of Housing and Community Development
  • MPA
GAFL 581 001 Politics Policy and Religion in 2020
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 710 001 Negotiations
  • Executive MPA

Core courses offered spring 2021

Course Number Section Title Program
GAFL 622 001 Economic Principles of Public Policy
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 640 001 Program Evaluation and Data Analysis
  • MPA
GAFL 641 001 Program Evaluation and Data Analysis
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 651 001 Public Finance and Public Policy
  • MPA
GAFL 732 001 Public Management and Leadership
  • MPA
GAFL 798 001 MPA Capstone
  • MPA
GAFL 799 001 MPA Capstone
  • Executive MPA

Elective courses offered spring 2021

Course Number Section Title Program
GAFL 528 001 Critical Issues in Public Finance
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 531 001 Data Science for Public Policy
  • MPA
GAFL 549 001 Leading Nonprofits
  • Executive MPA

Fels Institute of Government

The Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19104

(215) 898-7326
felsinstitute@sas.upenn.edu