The MPA programs emphasize social change and democratic governance—perfect for the student who wants to make the world a better place.

Our Master of Public Administration graduate program is designed for busy working adults—in fact, you can get your MPA in as little as two years while “keeping your day job.”

As a nationally ranked master’s college, we’ll provide you with a thorough and rigorous foundation in the core aspects of public administration. You’ll also be able to specialize in one of three concentrations that match your goals and career:

  • Tribal Governance: management, policy, and leadership for indigenous organizations, governments, and those who work with them
  • Public & Nonprofit Administration: management, finance, and leadership
  • Public Policy: understanding, communicating, and shaping policy

Explore the MPA core program and concentrations.

Affordable, Convenient, Dynamic:

Evergreen’s MPA program is one of the most affordable programs available, with tuition and fees for Washington State residents at two-thirds or less of the cost of our Northwest competitors. Find out more about program costs and the many types of aid available.

Analytical Techniques for Public Service

Students in the MPA Tribal Governance Concentration attend a class for the program Analytical Techniques for Public Service.

Our program features many of the aspects that makes an Evergreen education unique and successful: collaborative and interdisciplinary programs, narrative evaluations, and a focus on experiential learning. You can enroll full-time and complete the program in two years, or choose to attend part-time and get your MPA in as little as three years. All classes meet in the evening or on the weekends to meet the needs of working adult students.

You can also try out the program as a Special Student (Non-admitted Graduate Students and Undergraduate Students).

Learn more about our students and alumni.

MPA Program News

For more MPA program news, see our blog.