Evans School of Public Policy and Governance

Register for Evans School Annual Fellowship Dinner & Daniel J. Evans' 90th Birthday

Thursday, October 29
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
University of Washington HUB, North Ballroom

Please join us for a special evening to make sure the best public policy and governance education is accessible to all, regardless of one's economic circumstance…and for a birthday toast to remember!

From our beginning in 1961, the Evans School was founded on the principal of access to leadership roles in public service, regardless of one’s ability to pay for graduate education. Student fellowships are critical to our effort to preserve opportunities for the next generation of public, nonprofit, and philanthropic leaders—leaders who reflect our socio-economic, racial, and cultural diversity.  

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Research Symposium Highlights Student Research

The annual student-organized Evans School Research Symposium provides graduate students a learning opportunity to bridge the gap between the academic and professional worlds through applied research.

This year's research topics included looking at the cost effectiveness of malaria vaccines in Zambia, morbidity and economic growth in developed and developing states, proposals to alleviate the health insurance gap in Oregon, and campaign finance regulatory reform. Student work was displayed on posters in the Denny Forum and the Parrington Commons, and three groups presented their research before an audience of faculty, staff, students, and the public: geoduck aquaculture in south Puget Sound, improving health and housing in South King County, and evaluating the foodborne illness risk of apple contamination.

>> Read more about the Evans School Research Symposium and other student research events
>> Take a look at the student posters

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).