Master of Public Administration (MPA)

Application and acceptance to the program is required. (Non admitted students with a bachelor’s degree and Evergreen undergraduates are eligible to take MPA electives on a space available basis: see the MPA home page for more information.)

The Master of Public Administration degree is offered in three areas of concentration: Public & Nonprofit Administration, Public Policy and Tribal Governance. Students in these three concentrations are organized into two cohorts: the General cohort (Public & Nonprofit Administration and Public Policy concentrations) and the Tribal cohort (Tribal Governance concentration).

General Cohort

1st Year Core - General
Title   Standing Credits Schedule F W S Su
Context of Public Administration

Marc Baldwin, Doreen Swetkis, Cheryl Simrell King and Laurance Geri

  GR 6 6-10p Thurs, 9a-5p Sat Dec 13 F 14
Doing Democratic Public Administration

Marc Baldwin, Doreen Swetkis, Cheryl Simrell King and Laurance Geri

  GR 6 6-10p Thurs W 15
Policy Finance & Budgeting for Public Administration

Doreen Swetkis, Michael Lane, Marc Baldwin and Laurance Geri

  GR 6 6-10p Thurs S 15
2nd Year Core - General
Title   Standing Credits Schedule F W S Su
Analytical Techniques for Public Service I

Amy Gould, Douglas Mah and Glenn Landram

  GR 6 6-10p Thur, 9a-5p Sat Dec 13 F 14
Analytical Techniques for Public Service II

Amy Gould, Douglas Mah and Glenn Landram

  GR 6 6-10p Thurs W 15
Capstone

Amy Gould and Glenn Landram

  GR 6 6-10p Thurs S 15
Public Policy Concentration
Title   Standing Credits Schedule F W S Su
Advanced Research Methods

Glenn Landram

  GR 4 6-10p Monday F 14
Foundations of Public Policy

Amy Gould

  GR 4  Jan 13, Mar 3, Tues 6-10p, Jan 31-Feb 1, Feb 21-22, Sat/Sun 9a-5p W 15

Tribal Cohort

1st Year Core - Tribal
Title   Standing Credits Schedule F W S Su
Context of Public Administration - Tribal

Doreen Swetkis and Michael Lane

  GR 6 Oct 3-5, Oct 17-19, Oct 31-Nov 2, 1-5p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 14
Doing Democratic Public Administration- Tribal

Michael Lane and Laurance Geri

  GR 6 Day and Weekend W 15
Policy, Finance & Budgeting for Public Administration - Tribal

Laurance Geri and Linda Moon Stumpff

  GR 6 Day and Weekend S 15
Tribal Concentration
Title   Standing Credits Schedule F W S Su
Path to Sovereignty

Michael Lane and David Alexis

  GR 4 Nov 14-16, Dec 5-7, 1-5p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 14
Intergovernmental Relations

John McCoy and Michael Lane

  GR 4 Feb 20-22, Mar 6-8, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun W 15
Tribal Organizations

Linda Moon Stumpff and John McCoy

  GR 4 Day and Weekend S 15

Electives

Title   Standing Credits Schedule F W S Su
Doing the Public's Business

Stephen Buxbaum

  GR 2 Nov 14-16, 6-10p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 14
Emotional Intelligence and the Art of Communication

T. Steven Marshall

  GR 2 Oct 10-12, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 14
Environmental Policy

Karen Fraser

  GR 2 Nov 7-9, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 14
Human Resources

Pamela Peters

  GR 4 Oct 24-26, Nov 21-23 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 14
Managing Organizations

Amy Gould

  GR 4 Oct 7, Nov 18 6-10p, Oct 18-19, Nov 1-2, 9a-4p F 14
Organizational Resiliency

John Fortugno

  GR 2 Nov 21-23, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 14
Public Finance and Fiscal Policy

Gregory Weeks

  GR 4 6-10p Tues F 14
Using GIS (Spatial Analysis and Mapping) in Public Service

Webb Sprague

  GR 2 Oct 24-26, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun F 14
Food Policy

Leslie Hatfield

  GR 2 Feb 13-15, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun W 15
Housing Policy

Stephen Buxbaum

  GR 4 Feb 6-8, 20-22, 6-10p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun W 15
Introduction to Nonprofit Management

Doreen Swetkis

  GR 4 6-10, Mon W 15
Leadership: Become a Leader Others Want to Follow

Amy Leneker

  GR 2 Evening and Weekend W 15
Lean in the Public Sector

Larisa Benson

  GR 2 Feb 27-Mar 1, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun W 15
Managing When Differences Matter

Helena Meyer-Knapp

  GR 2 Feb 13-15, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun W 15
Public Law

Grace O'Connor

  GR 4 Tues 6-10p W 15
Sustainable Decision Making

Rhys Roth

  GR 2 Jan 16-18, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun W 15
Advocacy and Social Change

Michael Lane

  GR 4 Evening and Weekend S 15
Education Policy

Kathe Taylor

  GR 2 Evening and Weekend S 15
E-Government

Larry Dzieza

  GR 2 Evening and Weekend S 15
Emerging Issues in Non-Profit

Doreen Swetkis

  GR 2 Evening and Weekend S 15
Nonpartisan Interpretation of Data and Information

Glenn Landram

  GR 4 Evening and Weekend S 15
Project Management

Amy Gould

  GR 4 Evening and Weekend S 15
Successful Nonprofits and Foundations in Indian Country

Jenny Serpa

  GR 2 Evening and Weekend S 15
Transportation Policy

Ryan Warner

  GR 2 Evening and Weekend S 15