MPA in Tacoma

The Evergreen Master of Public Administration (MPA) Program is expanding to Tacoma.

The Evergreen State College Master of Public Administration (MPA) program offers a professional education designed to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities of a career in public service or in related nonprofit and business organizations.

We are excited to offer a new opportunity for students in Tacoma to advocate powerfully on behalf of the public, imagine new possibilities, and accomplish positive change in your workplace and in your community with a degree in public administration. Beginning Fall 2018, students will have access to MPA electives at the Tacoma location. Then, Fall 2019 we look forward to having our first Public & Nonprofit Administration and Public Policy cohort. The Tribal Governance Concentration is only available at the Olympia campus. These courses are designed to develop the knowledge, insights, and abilities to enter or advance your career in public service.

Learn more about the Evergreen MPA’s Core & Elective programs.

MPA Concentration Areas

  • Public Health Policy: Combine practical skills development with theory and case studies, to equip students to take leadership positions in health policy and health care management.

  • Nonprofit Theory and Practice: Examines the unique elements of nonprofit organizations and learn to manage people and build effective programs

  • Public Finance: Explores the role of government in the economy, applying tools of basic microeconomics to answer important policy questions.

How to Apply

Students interested in applying for Tacoma electives can apply as a special student in Summer 2018. More information to follow.