Fels Institute of Government at University of Pennsylvania
Why you should consider this program
Since 1937, the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania has pioneered the training and practice of public management. Today, we build on our legacy of impact and innovation to prepare the world's next generation of public sector leaders.
As the Ivy League's most personal, practical program in public management, the Fels experience is unique. We are a small, close-knit, and collaborative community with diverse backgrounds, professions, and perspectives. A third of our full-time students come from abroad. We share a commitment to driving meaningful change, whether locally, nationally, or globally. We don't watch it happen- we make it happen.
Fels faculty and instructors are high-level practitioners and distinguished Penn scholars, focused on equipping students with versatile skills, tools, and knowledge to meet complex challenges. Our curriculum is grounded in three pillars- context, analysis, and practice- that, together, catalyze results that matter.
Benefits for Coverdell Fellows
|Tuition/fees for Complete Program||Value of Coverdell Fellowship||Net cost *|
|In state||$ 61,000||$ 13,000||$ 48,000|
|Out of state||$ 61,000||$ 13,000||$ 48,000|
Where the cost savings value of the Coverdell Fellowship comes from
Students in Full-Time program receive $13,000 in support including grant and Public Leadership and Service fellowship funding.
Note that applicants should see the Fels website for most up to date information.
Fellowships awarded per year (average)
Annual cost of living (estimated)
Application fee waived?Yes
All full-time Fels students complete internships during their summer semester.
Jobs for program alumni
For detailed information on the career prospects of Fels graduates, click here.
Full-Time Program 1 year (12 months)
GRE Scores, 2 Recommendations, Transcripts, Essay
Please include in your application your previous participation in the Peace Corps.
Late August/Early September
- Low residency or distance learning
Year Coverdell Fellows partnership started