MPA in Tacoma

The Evergreen Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program is expanding to Tacoma.

These MPA electives will be offered at Evergreen’s Tacoma location beginning in Fall 2018.

Public Health Policy

Public health protects the health of people and communities by promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing injuries, and identifying solutions to detect and prevent disease. During this weekend intensive seminar we will examine public health policy development, implementation, and evaluation. This course will provide an overview of the public health system and essential services.

Nonprofit Theory & Practice

Interest in nonprofit sector organizations has intensified as their importance and distinctiveness receives recognition as a unique area of study and practice. In this course students will address many of the issues impacting the development and management of nonprofit organizations, combining substantive readings on issues affecting nonprofit organizations with case exercises and activities. Also, students will have the opportunity to interact with a nonprofit organization to gain experience applying these concepts and skills.

Public Finance

Public Finance will review finance and fiscal policy challenges facing federal, state, and local governments. We will examine issues central to public expenditure programs, and taxation policies. Students will seek practical solutions to planning, implementation, and reporting problems in public finance. The course will discuss budgetary formation, deliberation, adoption, implementation and execution. Further, each aspect of finance policy will be examined in order to understand the process, functions, and history of public budgeting reform. The course will discuss revenue policy, the spending of public resources, dynamics of changing budget processes, and issues associated with balancing budgets. Students – in the role of citizens, administrators, and public officials – shall engage public finance policy issues of concern to them in pursuit of fairness.