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The Marvin Andrews Fellowship in Urban Management, which leads to a master's degree in public administration, is designed to identify the country’s most talented students aspiring to executive levels in local government.
We are now accepting applications. Deadline to apply will be March 15, 2021.
Marvin Andrews Fellows (Marvins) receive the knowledge, training, and necessary experience to become future city/county managers in local government.
Students enrolling in core courses must demonstrate minimum competency in statistics and American government. Courses taken to fulfill the competency do not count toward the 42-hour degree program.
Competency in statistics is met with a grade of B or higher in approved courses (PAF 301, POS 401, PSY 230, QBA 221, SOC 390) within the past two years or passing a diagnostic test approved by the MPA Committee. Other courses taken within the last two years may be substituted upon approval of the MPA Director.
Competency in American government is a demonstrated understanding of American government institutions and processes. Students may be required to take an undergraduate class in American government (PAF 300,PAF 340, POS 110, POS 310).
Applicants to the Marvin Andrews Fellowship program are accepted once a year for admission to begin each Fall. Admission is fairly competitive. For the 2019 cohort, 19 applications were received and four fellows were chosen.
All applicants must first be admitted to the MPA or MPP program and then submit two documents to apply:
Email both of these documents to Ms. Cynthia Seelhammer, Marvin Andrews Fellowship Coordinator, at Cynthia.Seelhammer@asu.edu by March 15, 2021. Questions? Email Ms. Seelhammer.