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University of Pennsylvania — Fels Institute of Government

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Fels Institute of Government
Degrees Awarded:
Economic Development & Growth (Certificate), Master of Public Administration (MPA), Nonprofit Administration (Certificate), Politics (Certificate), Public Finance (Certificate)
Admissions Deadlines:

*Full-time MPA - January 15 for maximum financial aid consideration. *Part-time MPA and Certificates - March 1 for the summer semester, July 1 for the fall semester, November 1 for the spring semester 

Program Start:
*Full-time - Fall Semester (August/September) *Part-time - Spring Semester (January), Summer Semester (May), Fall Semester (September)
Program Founded:
January, 2007


Admitted Fellows pursuing the Master of Public Administration degree are guaranteed a minimum of a $8,000 per-year award (for a maximum of 2 years) and will receive full consideration for additional merit-based awards based on the strength of their application. The Fels Institute also helps place Fellows in paid internships in area nonprofits, local government, and school systems during the academic year. 


The University of Pennsylvania's Fels Institute of Government, founded in 1937 by Philadelphia industrialist Samuel S. Fels, offers one of the nation's oldest and most distinguished graduate programs in public service. The Institute's commitment to public service is reflected in its alumni, who can be found managing the operations of cities, states, federal government agencies, nonprofit and international organizations, and related private firms. 


On-line application, official transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate schools attended, three letters of recommendation (at least one from an academic source), and GRE/LSAT/GMAT scores. 

For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Jaclyn Clevenger
Admissions Coordinator

Fels Institute of Government
3814 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
(215) 898-2600
(215) 898-1202

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