Evans School of Public Affairs

Announcing New Name for the Evans School

The Evans School has a new name following approval by the university’s Board of Regents during a meeting today. Effective July 1, the university’s largest graduate degree program will be known as the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. 

"The new name recognizes our intellectual and practical contributions to policy design, implementation, and evaluation as well as leadership in understanding complex management challenges that emerge at all levels of local, national, and global governance," said Dean and Professor Sandra O. Archibald.

The name change does not impact the program's accreditation or any of the school's four degrees: Master of Public Administration (MPA), Executive MPA (Executive MPA), Master of Science in Public Policy and Management (MS), and Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Policy and Management (Ph.D.).

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Evans School Speaker Series: A Conversation With Carver Gayton

The Evans School Leadership Speakers Series presented Carver Gayton, discussing race and equity, his unique path from teacher to FBI to public servant, and his new book, When Owing a Shilling Costs a Dollar: The Saga of Lewis G. Clarke, Born a ‘White’ Slave.

Evans School Among the Top Ten Schools of Public Affairs


The Evans School consistently ranks among the top public affairs programs. In U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings, the Evans School placed in the top 10 programs nationwide (9th overall) and earned additional recognition for exceptional programming in nonprofit management (3rd), environmental policy and management (6th), public management and administration (11th), and public policy analysis (13th).

UW Takes Top Spot for Peace Corps Volunteers

Meghan Flaherty (MPA '15) is serving as a Community Economic Development Volunteer in Peru.

The UW reclaims its top spot in number of Peace Corps volunteers among large schools nationwide. The Evans School contributes to this success through our Peace Corps' Master's International (PCMI) track, which combines our Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree with two years of Peace Corps service and focuses on international development of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).