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Marvin Andrews and Jane Morris Fellowship

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Earn a master's degree from a leading institution ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2024 as:

#3 in Local Government Management

#5 in Public Management and Leadership

 #9 in Urban Policy

#13 in Best Public Affairs Programs

#16 in Public Finance

#17 in Public Policy Analysis

Marvin Andrews and Jane Morris Fellowship participants standing and smiling at an ASU campus
The Marvin Andrews and Jane Morris Fellowship in Urban Management, which leads to a master's degree in public administration or public policy, is designed to identify the country’s most talented students aspiring to executive levels in local government.

The Marvin Andrews and Jane Morris Fellowship prepares the nation’s most talented graduate students pursuing their Master of Public Administration or Public Policy for executive management careers in city and county governments. It’s named for the late Marvin Andrews and Jane Morris, who modeled the highest values of public service. The Fellowship builds on their enduring legacy to provide fellows with hands-on professional experience, mentorship from respected local government professionals and the quality education necessary to drive innovation and excellence in public service. 

Fellows are hired as part-time, benefited employees of Arizona State University. They begin their first year as management interns working for ASU's Center for Urban Innovation and engage in a variety of public administration research or performance management projects. Some Fellows may start a two-year management internship with a city/town in the Phoenix metropolitan area. In the second year (August to May graduation), all Fellows secure a management internship with a local government in the Phoenix metropolitan area. All Fellows are paid 20 hours per week at $20 per hour for both years. Additional benefits students receive include:

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Retirement benefits
  • Financial support to attend the Arizona City/County Management Association and the International City/County Management Association conferences as well as other local and state local government webinars and events
  • Participation in ASU ICMA-Student Chapter activities
  • Complimentary memberships to local government professional associations
  • 1:1 Mentoring with City Managers
  • Networking opportunities 

Our Fellows come from diverse backgrounds but are united by a shared passion for serving our local communities. Since 2006, the program has built a reputation for strengthening the pipeline of forward-thinking municipal and county leaders. It is one of the reasons why U.S. News and World Report ranked ASU’s local government management graduate program No. 3 in the country. Join our Fellowship and become part of an Alumni network and Arizona local government community that will help you launch your career.