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Program Resources

International Master of Public Administration students at Penn are part of a vibrant intellectual community, with access to a wide range of academic and cultural resources. Penn is recognized for its international faculty and student body, so we know you’ll feel right at home here. We welcome you to explore all that we have to offer from our world-class libraries and laboratories to our historic museums and state-of-the-art athletic facilities. 


Visit these resources on Penn websites to learn more about housing options:

  • On-campus services: Penn is located in the bustling Philadelphia neighborhood commonly referred to as University City. Penn offers a variety of on-campus housing options to both current Penn students and visiting students. If you are living on campus, you can enjoy housing that is secure, furnished, air-conditioned and equipped with high-speed internet. 
  • Off-campus services: This resource provides assistance for Penn students who seek or currently occupy off-campus housing. For short-term or temporary housing, you can also find listings of hostels, student residences, bed and breakfasts and hotels in the area.
  • Division of Public Safety: This organization works alongside Penn Police and the campus community to keep our neighborhood safe.

Academic resources

Explore rich academic resources on the following Penn websites:

  • Weigle Information Commons supports collaborative learning and group activities using the latest technologies
  • The Tutoring Center offers undergraduate Penn students a variety of free and convenient services to supplement their academic experience
  • Counseling and Psychological Services offers a wide range of services including individual and group counseling and therapy, crisis intervention, structured workshops, psychological testing, medication reviews and consultation
  • Penn Libraries feature extensive collections, resources, and databases in-person and online

Ready to apply?

Review the application requirements, essay questions and a detailed checklist.

Foundational and developmental courses

Explore our interdisciplinary courses with a focus on social and behavioral sciences

Top 5 Reasons to Pursue an I-MPA Degree

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