Sample Schedules

Evergreen’s MPA program has the flexibility that working adults appreciate.

You can qualify for full-time financial aid with eight or more credits per quarter. Financial aid is also available for part-time students.

Matthew Lemon

MPA alumni Mathew Lemon, is now a Research Associate for Washington State Institute for Public Policy.

Public & Nonprofit Administration and Public Policy

You can complete your degree in as few as two years attending full-time, or as little as three years with a part-time schedule. Core courses are six credits each and meet on Thursday evenings from 6-10 pm, with one Saturday typically near the end of the quarter.

Concentration and elective courses are offered on evenings and weekends.

A typical full-time student attends classes on Thursday nights from 6-10 pm for Core and one to two weekends each quarter for elective courses. This completes the MPA in about two years.

A common part-time schedule spreads that out over three or four years. For example, you can start with six credits of core per quarter for the first two years. Then finish your degree with two to six credits of other coursework per quarter.

Analytical Techniques for Public Service

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

Tribal Governance

The Tribal Governance concentration is designed to serve working adults, especially students traveling from locations farther away from Olympia or Washington state.

To serve those students, our courses are taught in an intensive weekend format.

Students meet five sessions each quarter. Each session is 20 hours long and meets Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.