Evergreen Noted in US News and World Report as a Top School for Public Affairs

March 18, 2011

Evergreen earned accolades as among the nation's Top Public Affairs Graduate Schools in the 2012 edition of the Best Graduate Schools by US News Media Group.

Evergreen's graduate programs with specific focus on public affairs include the Master in Public Administration program and the Master of Environmental Studies program. The Master of Public Administration program (MPA) offers public policy, public and nonprofit administration, and tribal governance concentrations. Evergreen is the only college in the United States that provides students the option of an MPA with a concentration on Tribal Governance. The Master of Environmental Studies (MES) program integrates the study of the biological, physical and social sciences with public policy.

Evergreen's Master in Public Administration program is distinctive, with its emphasis on social change and democratic governance. Coursework covers critical elements of administration such as budgeting, strategic planning, human resources and information systems, public law, leadership and ethics, multicultural competencies, political and policy analyses and research methods.

Students in Evergreen's Master of Environmental Studies program explore the interactions among environmental problems, policy responses and environmental science with faculty with expertise in biological, physical, and social science, providing a more complete understanding of environmental issues.

Evergreen Masters' graduates are working throughout Washington State and the Pacific Northwest in responsible positions within state, local, tribal and federal governments, education, nonprofit organizations, advocacy organizations, and private industry.

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.

For more information on these graduate programs visit

Evergreen MPA: http://www.evergreen.edu/mpa

Evergreen MES: http://www.evergreen.edu/mes

The 2012 edition of the US News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools book will be available on April 5.