Program Features

Top 5 reasons to pursue a G-MPA degree

  1. Distinctive mission—Learning and leading for human well-being: You work on projects and solve real-world problems that affect human well-being.
  2. Distinguished university: The University of Pennsylvania is a highly selective Ivy League university that consistently ranks in the top five of all US universities in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings.
  3. Innovative and individualized curriculum: This all-online, skills-based program allows you to just sample a few courses, pursue a Penn certificate, or earn a Penn graduate degree while taking as few as one or two courses a semester or as many as five courses a semester. All 10 courses are offered each and every semester, and each one is designed to help you become an ethical, effective, and entrepreneurial leader capable of spanning interpersonal, institutional, and international boundaries.
  4. Diverse faculty: Faculty members and senior program affiliates come from a range of countries (Bangladesh, China, Great Britain, India, Israel, Tanzania, Venezuela, the United States, and other nations). Most speak more than one language and are leaders in their fields—government, nonprofit, business, social entrepreneurship, and consulting, among others.  
  5. Supportive and dynamic learning community: While the courses are entirely asynchronous, you are part of the Penn community of communities, and are recruited, admitted, and cared for by our world-class program faculty and senior staff colleagues. You are assigned an academic advisor who meets with you regularly and synchronously. In addition, you are able to participate in many special synchronous events intended to deepen and enrich your learning experience.