International Master of Public Administration

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International Master of Public Administration

The University of Pennsylvania’s International Master of Public Administration is an innovative graduate degree for high-achieving students who are fluent in English and proficient in Mandarin. Our one-year program is anchored in the social and behavioral sciences and provides a skills-based, career-enhancing curriculum that focuses on comparative public administration, global leadership and public-private problem-solving. Individually tailored educational experiences further enhance your ability to confront today’s global challenges and work collaboratively across borders and sectors—in government, public service, NGOs, commerce and more.

By earning an International Master of Public Administration, you learn from expert scholars and join an elite group of future influencers. With support from Penn’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) and Fox Leadership International, you gain the skills and experiences needed for personal and professional success as an ethical, civic-minded, global problem-solver.

Classes start with the first semester on August 28, 2018, and finish at the end of the second semester on May 14, 2019.

IMPA Courses and Curriculum

Foundational and developmental courses

Explore our disciplinary courses with a focus on social and behavioral sciences.

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IMPA Program Resources

Access a wide range of resources

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Campus Life

Culture, community and city living

Explore everything Penn has to offer, including the vibrant city life of Philadelphia.

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LPS News

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Philadelphia, PA 19104-3335

(215) 898-7326
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