Master of Public Administration... be the change
Welcome to the Evergreen MPA homepage. Here's what a few people are saying about our program!
Washington Monthly ranks Evergreen among the top master’s colleges in the nation. This distinctive rating asks “what are colleges doing for the country?” and ranks Evergreen 29th in the nation among masters degree colleges for 2012-2013 Academic Year.
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.
Apply now for Fall 2014 admission! The priority deadline -- consideration guaranteed for all *complete* applications -- is February 3, 2014.
MPA is currently hiring a regular, full-time faculty member to teach in the Evergreen MPA program with a concentration in Tribal Governance. For information check here.
Check out some of our MPA alumni who worked in the Peace Corps!
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The Evergreen State College offers a dynamic Master of Public Administration (MPA) program with hundreds of graduates working throughout Washington State and the Pacific Northwest in responsible positions within state, local, tribal and federal governments, education, nonprofit organizations and for-profit firms.
MPA students gain important knowledge and skills that can be put to work right away; they learn how to be effective advocates for change, becoming graduates who are in high demand.
Evergreen's MPA program is unique, due to our emphasis on social change and democratic governance, and the College's innovative approach to education. 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 information about the MPA curriculum, admissions requirements, program costs, financial aid, etc. and to answer your questions about the concentration that interests you, contact Randee Gibbons , Assistant MPA Director, at (360) 867-6554 for information about the Public and Non-Profit Administration and Public Policy concentrations, and contact Puanani Nihoa , Student Services Assistant and Assistant MPA Tribal Governance Director, at (360) 867-6202 for information about the Tribal Governance concentration.
News and Upcoming Events
Interested in MPA? Visit one night of 1st Year Core and see for yourself what the MPA program is really like! 1st and 2nd Year Core courses for the "General/PNAPP cohort" (combined Public/Non-Profit Administration and Public Policy concentrations) meet on Thursdays from 6-10pm. In the Winter 2014, the 1st Year Core class accepts visitors on Thursdays from 6-10pm, January 16th (week 2) through March 6th (week 9) and meets in the Seminar 2 building complex, Room D1105 (ground floor of D building). Feel welcome to drop by -- just notify faculty when you get there, and you can drop in for a few minutes or stay til 10pm, whatever works for you! You can also check out the Winter 2014 1st Year Core syllabus.
You can also "test drive" our program before committing to the entire degree and take MPA elective courses as a non-admitted graduate special student. If you have a bachelor's degree you can take up to 8 MPA elective credits per quarter and up to 12 credits total will count toward your MPA degree if you are later admitted to the program. Get more information now about Graduate Special Student requirements and registration procedures.
Community Corner/ Project Forum- Connecting Students with Agencies Non-Profits and Each Other
Do you have a project or a vision that could benefit from the help of an Evergreen MPA student? Our Students have much to offer the greater Puget Sound professional community. With specializations in Tribal Governance, Policy and Public/Nonprofit work, the Evergreen MPA cohorts are a wealth of service for the community to tap into.
The Community Corner/ Project Forum allows students, agencies, individuals and organizations to connect over common goals and projects. Internships, individual student contracts and required, capstone projects all offer opportunities for students to work alongside the professional community. Students, organizations, individuals and agencies are encouraged to use this site to both request help and to connect over opportunities to commit to projects.