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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.

Full-time MPA courses offered fall 2019

Course Number Section Title Type Format
GAFL 502 002 Public Communications
  • Elective
On-Campus
GAFL 506 001 The Problem of Jobs: The Philadelphia Story
  • Elective
On-Campus
GAFL 509 401 Who Gets Elected and Why: The Science of Politics
  • Elective
On-Campus
GAFL 549 001 Leading Nonprofit Organizations
  • Elective
On-Campus
GAFL 569 401 The Politics of Housing and Urban Development
  • Elective
On-Campus
GAFL 611 001 Statistics for Public Policy
  • Core
On-Campus
GAFL 621 001 Public Economics
  • Core
On-Campus
GAFL 631 001 Public Law and Public Process
  • Core
On-Campus

Executive MPA courses offered fall 2019

Course Number Section Title Type Format
GAFL 502 001 Public Communications
  • Elective
Hybrid (on-campus and online)
GAFL 517 001 Quantitative Tools for Consulting
  • Elective
Hybrid (on-campus and online)
GAFL 612 001 Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis
  • Core
Hybrid (on-campus and online)
GAFL 710 001 Negotiations
  • Elective
Hybrid (on-campus and online)
GAFL 733 001 Public Management and Leadership
  • Core
Hybrid (on-campus and online)

Full-time MPA courses offered spring 2020

Course Number Section Title Type Format
GAFL 529 001 Nonprofit Financial Management
  • Elective
On-Campus
GAFL 531 001 Data Science for Public Policy
  • Elective
On-Campus
GAFL 551 001 Government Relations
  • Elective
On-Campus
GAFL 571 001 Children and Law Seminar
  • Elective
On-Campus
GAFL 640 001 Program Evaluation and Data Analysis
  • Core
On-Campus
GAFL 651 001 Public Finance and Public Policy
  • Core
On-Campus
GAFL 732 001 Public Management and Leadership
  • Core
On-Campus

Executive MPA courses offered spring 2020

Course Number Section Title Type Format
GAFL 502 001 Public Communications
  • Elective
Hybrid (on-campus and online)
GAFL 528 001 Critical Issues in Public Finance
  • Elective
Hybrid (on-campus and online)
GAFL 549 001 Leading Nonprofits
  • Elective
Hybrid (on-campus and online)
GAFL 559 001 Social Enterprise, Social Finance, and Collective Impact toward System and Policy Change
  • Elective
Hybrid (on-campus and online)
GAFL 622 001 Economic Principles of Public Policy
  • Core
Hybrid (on-campus and online)
GAFL 641 001 Program Evaluation and Data Analysis
  • Core
Hybrid (on-campus and online)

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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