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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 summer 2022

Course Number Section Title Program
GAFL 6300 900 Public Law and Process
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 6520 900 Financial Management of Public and Nonprofit Organizations
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 7990 900 MPA Capstone
  • MPA

Core courses offered fall 2022

Course Number Section Title Program
GAFL 6110 001 Statistics for Public Policy
  • MPA
GAFL 6120 001 Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 6210 001 Public Economics
  • MPA
GAFL 6310 001 Public Law & Public Process
  • MPA
GAFL 7330 001 Public Management
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 7980 001 MPA Capstone I
  • Executive MPA

Elective courses offered fall 2022

Course Number Section Title
GAFL 5020 001, 002 Public Communications
GAFL 5090 401 Who Gets Elected and Why
GAFL 5690 402 The Politics of Housing and Community Development
GAFL 5900 001 Use and Misuse of Data for Policy Challenges
GAFL 7100 001 Negotiations

Core courses offered spring 2023

Course Number Section Title Program
GAFL 6220 001 Economic Principles of Public Policy
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 6400 001 Program Evaluation and Data Analysis
  • MPA
GAFL 6410 001 Program Evaluation and Data Analysis
  • Executive MPA
GAFL 6510 001 Public Finance and Public Policy
  • MPA
GAFL 7320 001 Public Management and Leadership
  • MPA
GAFL 7980 001 MPA Capstone I
  • MPA
GAFL 7990 001 MPA Capstone II
  • Executive MPA

Elective courses offered spring 2023

Course Number Section Title
GAFL 5280 001 Critical Issues in Public Finance
GAFL 5310 001 Data Science for Public Policy
GAFL 5490 001 Leading Nonprofits

Fels Institute of Government

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

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