Master of Public Administration

MPA Public & Nonprofit Administration

Advance Your Career as an Administrator

Students with a strong interest in public or non-profit administration may select courses that feature the financial side of organizations (Financial Management, Fiscal Policy), management (Human Resources, Project Management, Ethics and Leadership), as well as important subjects such as Public Law.  We also offer a selection of courses on nonprofits, including Nonprofit Management and Grantwriting.  Many students in this concentration will also take a course or two on public policy.  The broad focus of this concentration builds competent generalists for the job market.


Nikki Felker MPA Student, Public/Non-Profit Concentration with current emphasis on non-profit studies

"I chose the Evergreen program while working abroad after reviewing many different programs. I loved the diverse and challenging field of Non-profits, so Non-profit Management was my natural focus. I communicated with other leaders in my field who were Evergreen Alumni and they raved about the program. I flew in from Korea and sat in on Doreen's class (which had a legislative guest speaker) where I fell in love with the class structure, campus and the welcoming faculty."- Nikki

Electives Build Your Emphasis

Outside of the 36 required core credits, students take 24 credit hours of MPA elective courses that best serve their learning goals.

I am succeeding in my current position because of my education at Evergreen. I've always worked at nonprofit organizations and wanted to learn more about organizational management and community leadership. I was privileged to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills in the MPA program and now work in public administration supporting nonprofit organizations and communities in need. It is the perfect combination of life, work, and education experience!”  - Alumni Survey 2012