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MPA Capstone II (Exec Format): MPA Capstone II (Executive)

MPA Capstone II (Exec Format): MPA Capstone II (Executive)

Course Number
GAFL 799 001
Course Code
GAFL799001
Course Key
69992
Day(s)
Monday
Time
7:45pm-8:45pm
Course Note
Only for Fels students. Online Course Fee: $150 (in addition to course tuition and fees) Special session: 01/13/2021 to 04/29/2021
Course Description
The completion of a capstone project is one of the academic requirements for the Master of Public Administration (MPA) at the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Institute of Government. The capstone project represents a way for graduate students to apply their multi-disciplinary learning from the program to a specific public administration challenge(s) or issue(s). To successfully complete a capstone project, a student must receive a passing grade for her capstone paper and the associated briefing. The student’s capstone paper resembles a policy memo that an administrative staff writes to decision makers and stakeholders. The paper integrates and deepens the student’s learning from the program. More importantly, the capstone paper provides a way for a student to bring her/his learning and knowledge from the program back into her/his chosen career. The research focus should be one that is of great interest to the students as well as one a potential organization will benefit from.  

Also, please note there is an additional $150 online course fee. 
The course will consist of a combination of once-a-week live Zoom sessions on Monday evenings from 7:45-8:45 pm and four intensive Fridays (1/15, 2/19, 3/19, and 4/23) from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm. Due to safety considerations this semester, the intensive Fridays will take place over Zoom as well, unless the University of Pennsylvania deems it safe enough to resume in-person meetings. Please note: First day of classes is January 13th.