Fels Institute of Government

Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania

The most personal, practical public administration education

Since 1937, the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania has pioneered the training and practice of public administration. Today, we build on our legacy to prepare the next generation of public leaders.

Whether you are already established in your career or seeking to enter the public or nonprofit sectors, each Fels program is designed to help you achieve your academic and career goals. Taught by high-level practitioners and distinguished Penn scholars, our curriculum brings the Fels approach of context, analysis, and practice to life with real-world applications.

Join the vibrant community of Fels students and alumni who are creating positive impact throughout the public and nonprofit sectors locally and nationally.

Fels MPA
Full-time Master of Public Administration
Begin or advance your public career in one academic year
Fels Executive Master of Public Administration
Executive Master of Public Administration
Enhance your existing career with this flexible, low-residency program
Fels Certificates
Non-Degree Program
Enroll in Fels elective courses without committing to a full degree program

Fels Institute of Government


Virtual Information Session

Lauren Russell joins John Lapinski as Fels Faculty Co-Director on July 1.

Fels Institute of Government

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

(215) 898-7326