Executive MPA schedule

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For one weekend (Friday and Saturday) each month, Executive MPA students come to campus for an intensive weekend of instruction, class discussions, and group activities. During the weeks in between, students use a cutting-edge online platform to support lecture, discussion, and in-depth interaction among students and faculty.

Executive MPA students take two courses per semester for six consecutive terms, giving our students the ability to finish the degree in two years.

Program calendar: Fall 2018 - Summer 2020 Schedule

Fall 2018 schedule: On-campus class meetings

  • September 7-8
  • October 12-13
  • November 9-10
  • December 7-8

Spring 2019 schedule: On-campus class meetings

  • January 18-19
  • February 15-16
  • March 15-16
  • April 26-27

Summer 2019 schedule: On-campus class meetings

  • May 24-25
  • June 21-22
  • July 26-27

Fall 2019 schedule: On-campus class meetings

  • September 6-7
  • October 4-5
  • November 1-2
  • December 6-7

Spring 2020 schedule: On-campus class meetings

  • January 17-18
  • February 21-22
  • March 27-28
  • April 24-25

Summer 2020 schedule: On-campus class meetings

  • May 29-30
  • June 26-27
  • July 31-August 1

Here's what a weekend at the University of Pennsylvania looks like:

Friday Saturday
  • 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Course 1
  • 1 - 2 p.m. Lunch on your own
  • 2 - 5:30 p.m. Course 2
  • 6 p.m. Evening programming
  • 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Course 2
  • 1 - 2 p.m. Lunch on your own
  • 2 - 5:30 p.m. Course 1
  • 6 p.m. Depart

Sample course schedule

Fall 1
GAFL 612 Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis
GAFL 733 Public Management
Spring 1
GAFL 622 Economic Principles of Public Policy
GAFL 641 Program Evaluation and Data Analysis 
Summer 1
GAFL 652 Financial Management of Public and Nonprofit Institutions
Elective 1
Fall 2
GAFL 710 Negotiations
Elective 2
Spring 2
GAFL 735 The Performance Imperative
GAFL 623 Leading People
Summer 2
GAFL 799 Capstone
Elective 3

Fels Institute of Government

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

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

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