Master of Public Administration, a Graduate Program
"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
- Mohandas K. Gandhi
Spring 2013 Graduation day is Friday, June 14th, and detailed nformation is now available for the MPA Hooding Ceremony (10-12noon in the CRC) and the campus Commencement ceremony (1-4:15pm on Red Square)!
Apply now for Fall 2013 admission to the Tribal Governance concentration! Contact MPA Student Services Assistant, Puanani Nihoa for more info at (360) 867-6202. Fall 2013 application review has been completed and admission is *closed* for the Public and Non-Profit Administration and Public Policy concentrations. Fall 2014 applications will be accepted beginning October 1, 2013, with a likely priority deadline of February 1, 2014. In the meantime, you can take MPA elective courses *before* you're admitted -- you don't have to wait, and up to 12 credits will count toward your MPA! For more information, contact MPA Assistant Director Randee Gibbons at (360) 867-6554.
Check out our MPA alumni working in the Peace Corps!
The Evergreen State College offers a dynamic Master of Public Administration (MPA) program with hundreds of graduates working throughout Washington State and the Pacific Northwest in responsible positions within state, local, tribal and federal governments, education, nonprofit organizations and for-profit firms.
MPA students gain important knowledge and skills that can be put to work right away; they learn how to be effective advocates for change, becoming graduates who are in high demand.
Evergreen's MPA program is unique, due to our emphasis on social change and democratic governance, and the College's innovative approach to education. The cornerstones of an Evergreen education, graduate or undergraduate, include collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and learning, narrative evaluations instead of grades, and an emphasis on experiential learning and engaged discussions encompassing diverse views.
If you are interested in the Public and Non Profit Administration concentration or the Public Policy concentration, please contact Randee Gibbons, Assistant MPA Director — General Cohort, at (360) 867-6554.
News and Upcoming Events
Interested in MPA? Visit one night of 1st Year Core and see for yourself what the MPA program is really like! 1st and 2nd Year Core courses for the "General cohort" (combined Public/Non-Profit Administration and Public Policy concentrations) meet on Thursdays from 6-10pm. The Spring 2013 1st Year Core class accepts visitors on Thursdays from 6-10pm, April 11th through May 30th and meets in the Seminar 2 building complex, Room D1105 (ground floor of D building). Feel welcome to drop by -- just notify faculty when you get there, and you can drop in for a few minutes or stay til 10pm, whatever works for you!
You can also "try before you buy" and take MPA elective courses as a non-admitted graduate special student. If you have a bachelor's degree you can take up to 8 MPA elective credits per quarter and up to 12 credits total will count toward your MPA degree if you are later admitted to the program. Get more information now about Graduate Special Student requirements and registration procedures.
For information about the MPA curriculum, admissions requirements, program costs, financial aid, etc. and to answer your questions about the concentration that interests you, contact Randee Gibbons at (360) 867-6554 for information about the Public and Non-Profit Administration and Public Policy concentrations, and contact Puanani Nihoa at (360) 867-6202 for information about the Tribal Governance concentration.
Agencies and Non-Profits
In this time of "doing more with less", you can find a highly talented, well trained MPA student to work on those important projects and tasks that you wish you had the time to do. A few examples: tracking and analyzing legislation, creating a budget/fiscal plan, identifying sustainable practices, planning a training or marketing event, updating a comprehensive plan, translating manuals into "plain talk" and researching and analyzing "best practices".