Master of Public Administration... be the change
Apply now for Fall 2014 admission! The priority deadline -- consideration guaranteed for all *complete* applications -- is February 3, 2014.
Interested in learning more about the MPA program? Come to campus on Thursday, December 5th at 5pm for the *final* group info session of 2013 + your *last chance* to visit class in 2013 -- Thursday, December 5th, on campus at Evergreen, at 5-6pm (for group info session) + class visit (start at 6, stay til 10 if you can). Check out the Fall 2013 syllabus for more info about 1st year Core, "The Context of Public Administration".
MPA currently hiring a regular, full-time faculty member to teach in the Evergreen MPA program with a concentration in Tribal Governance. For information check here.
Check out our MPA alumni working in the Peace Corps!
Look for big changes to our website coming in the New Year! Contact Laura Hendrix at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or with input.
The Evergreen State College offers a dynamic Master of PublicAdministration (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. In the Fall 2013, the 1st Year Core class accepts visitors on Thursdays from 6-10pm, October 10th through December 5th and meets in the Seminar 2 building complex, Room C1105 (ground floor of C 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.
Capstone Community Connect Forum with 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".