MPA Capstone (Exec Format)

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No
Course Number: 
GAFL 799 900
Course Note: 
Online Course Fee: $150 (in addition to course tuition and fees) Special session: 05/19/2017 to 07/22/2017
Course Description: 

This is a "hybrid" course, with synchronous, online meetings and once-monthly,on-campus meetings in Philadelphia, PA. Also, please note there is an additional $150 online course fee.On-campus meetings for Summer 2017 will be on Fridays from 2-5:30pm on May 19, June 23, and July 21 and Saturdays from 2-5:30pm on May 20, June 24, and July 22.  The class will meet online weekly TBD.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.  

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