Master of Public Administration

Information Sessions

Curious about the MPA program, interested in admission?

Visit us!

Visit one night of 1st Year Core on a Thursday at 6pm 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 Spring 2014, the 1st Year Core class accepts visitors on Thursdays from 6-10pm, April 10th (week 2) through May 29th (week 9) and meets in the Seminar 2 building complex, Room A1105 (ground floor of A building, which is #14 on this campus map).

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 our MPA Course Syllabi page for the Spring 2014 syllabus (and check out other syllabi, too). Plan to get to campus by 5:40 to have time to park (costs $2, *cash only*, closest parking in Lot "C") and make your way to class.

Attend an evening group information session

Our next information session is scheduled for Tuesday, August 26th from 5:30-6:30pm at the downtown Olympia Timberland Library (@ 8th and Franklin): Randee Gibbons will be there to discuss the MPA curriculum, admissions requirements, program costs, financial aid, and to answer any questions you have. No need to RSVP — just show up!

You can "Test Drive" our program before committing to the entire degree.  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.

In the meantime, contact MPA staff to make an in-person or phone appointment:
  • For information about the Public/Non Profit Administration and Public Policy concentrations, contact Randee Gibbons, Assistant MPA Director - General Cohort, via email or at (360) 867-6554.
  • For information about the Tribal Governance concentration, contact Puanani Nihoa, MPA Assistant Director - Tribal Cohort, at (360) 867-6202 or via email