Graduate Certificates and Program Options

The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance offers various graduate certificates and program options to enhance areas of specialization within a University of Washington (UW) graduate degree.

MPA Students Only

Environmental Policy Program Option
Provides MPA students with the opportunity to acquire the tools, methodologies, interdisciplinary perspectives, and substantive topic knowledge necessary to be successful analysts, managers, and leaders in public, nonprofit, and private organizations that cover a broad spectrum of environmental and natural resource issues.


All UW Graduate Students

International Development Policy and Management Certificate
Offers students a foundation for addressing complex questions of poverty and development.

Nonprofit Management Certificate
Gives you the tools and framework needed to meet the increasing challenges facing the nonprofit sector today.

UW Ph.D. Students

Ph.D. Concentration in Public Policy and Management
Offers University of Washington Ph.D. students in the social sciences and related applied fields an opportunity to broaden their backgrounds and credentials for the job market. 

Executive Education

Cascade Executive Programs
Offers non-degree professional development courses for alumni and the general public.