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Evergreen State College

Master of Public Administration

Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington


Evergreen's MPA program emphasizes social change and democratic governance—perfect for the student who wants to make the world a better place.


2700 Evergreen Parkway NW
Olympia, Washington, 98505, United States



We designed our graduate program for busy adults—in fact, you can get your MPA in as little as two years while attending classes in the evening and on weekends. As a nationally ranked master’s program at a public college, we’ll provide you with a thorough and rigorous foundation in the core aspects of public administration. You’ll also be able to specialize in one of three concentrations that match your goals and career: Tribal Governance: management, policy, and leadership for indigenous organizations, governments, and those who work with them; Public & Nonprofit Administration: management, finance, and leadership; and Public Policy: understanding, communicating, and shaping policy; Join our learning communities (cohorts) - Olympia, Tacoma, and Tribal Governance - as we work together for positive change.

Academic Fields
    Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
    Public Policy Analysis, General.

Evening or Weekend


Washington state, public, evening, management, policy, leadership, nonprofit, administration, tribal governance


Students are admitted annually to a begin studies in Fall Quarter. Priority Deadline is February 1. See evergreen.edu/mpa/apply-mpa-program for more information. All majors and backgrounds considered.
Academic Backgrounds
    Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
    Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other.
    Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management.
    Political Science and Government, General.
    Public Administration.
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Marcia Zitzelman

Assistant Director