Degree requirements for Executive MPA students admitted prior to fall 2019

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Current Executive MPA candidates who matriculated into the program prior to fall 2019 complete seven core classes covering the fundamental competencies needed for effective public management, preparing you for purposeful leadership in government, nonprofit organizations, and private firms that serve the public interest. In addition to our core curriculum in management, finance, data analysis, and politics, students have the opportunity to complete four elective classes from around the University of Pennsylvania and a capstone.
This 12-course, 12 c.u. program includes the following courses:

  • Core Executive MPA courses (seven courses)
    • GAFL 6120 Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis
    • GAFL 7330 Public Management and Leadership
    • GAFL 6220 Economic Principles of Public Policy
    • GAFL 6410 Program Evaluation and Data Analysis
    • GAFL 7350 The Performance Imperative
    • GAFL 6520 Financial Management of Government and Nonprofit Organizations
    • GAFL 6230 Leading Diverse Organizations or GAFL 5810 Politics, Policy and Religion in 2020
  • Electives (four courses)
  • Capstone (one course: GAFL 7990 MPA Capstone)

If you have questions regarding your Executive MPA course plan or requirements, please contact your academic advisor.

Fels Institute of Government

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

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