Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

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Evans School Among the "Most Innovative" Schools of Public Service

The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance is ranked 18th among the nation’s 50 most innovative public service schools, according to BestValueSchools.com. This ranking places the Evans School as the most innovative public school among the U.S. News & World Report's top public affairs schools and the program with the lowest net cost for students.

The evaluation highlighted the Evans School’s areas of specializations that “provide students with an innovative, interdisciplinary look at government work,” concurrent degrees, and capstone projects. The article recognizes the Evans School as “intuitively connected to all current issues in public policy.”

The Evans School was the only school in Washington state to make the list.

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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).

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Apply Now for Public Service Clinics


Does your organization need additional support with policy research, evaluation plans, or programming options? Apply now to engage a consultant team of Evans School MPA students to take on a project that furthers your organization's strategic or programmatic needs. Deadline for applications is October 1.

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Information Sessions for Prospective Students

Prospective Student Group


Are you considering applying for the Evans School? Learn more about our program by attending an information session. Prospective Student Information Sessions are hosted by admissions staff, faculty, and alumni who will cover the different degree programs and admissions processes at the Evans School, including our Master of Public Administration (MPA), Peace Corps Master’s International MPA track, Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA), and Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management.

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