Note: The Evans School MPA course prefix changed from PB AF to PUBPOL, as of Autumn Quarter 2016. 

Elective Curriculum

Below is a list of some of the Evans School electives available in the second year of the MPA; based on the Evans School 2016-2017 MPA Course Planning Guide. (Not all electives are offered every year or every quarter.) A complete list of Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy and Governance courses are available on the UW Course Descriptions web site.

Courses are 4 credits each, unless otherwise indicated below.

  • PUBPOL 501: Legislative Relations ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 503: Executive Leadership ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 507: Mediation and Negotiation as Instruments of Public Management and Policy Making ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 509: Managing People in Public and Nonprofit Agencies ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 514: Psychology for Policy Analysis ( Syllabus)

  • PUBPOL 518: Applied Cost Benefit Analysis ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 519: Law and Economics ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 523: Advanced Budgeting in the Public Sector ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 524: Public Sector Financing ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 525: Qualitative Field Methods and Analysis ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 529: Advanced Multivariate Analysis ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 531: Development Management in the 21st Century ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 532: International Development Captsone (2 credits) ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 533: Economics of International Development ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 534: Food and Agricultural Policy in Developing Countries ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 535: Seminar in American Foreign Policy (3 credits)

  • PUBPOL 537: Topics in International Affairs

    • Development Finance ( Syllabus

    • Diagnosing and Reforming Corrupt Systems (Syllabus)
       

  • PUBPOL 538: International Organizations and Ocean Management (3 credits)  

  • PUBPOL 539: Values in International Development ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 541: The Role of NGOs in International Development ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 547: Water Resource Economics 

  • PUBPOL 550: Management of Nonprofit Organizations ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 551: Measuring Social Impact: Advanced Program Design and Evaluation ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 553: Nonprofit Financial Management ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 555: Topics in Nonprofit Management

    • Grant Writing ( Syllabus

    • Marketing for Mission-Driven Organizations ( Syllabus

    • Social Enterprise: New Models for Mission-Based Business
       

  • PUBPOL 556: Public-Private Partnerships ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 557: Management and Public Capital Markets ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 558: Collaboration and Management Across Sectors 

  • PUBPOL 559: Quadruple Bottom Line Performance (Syllabus)

  • PUBPOL 560: Inequality, Governance, and Policy in the Metropolitan Region 

  • PUBPOL 561: Urban Economics and Public Policy 

  • PUBPOL 564: Housing and Social Policy ( Syllabus
  • PUBPOL 565: Topics in Urban Affairs 

    • GIS and Public Policy ( Syllabus

    • Municipal Management I ( Syllabus)

    • Municipal Management II
       

  • PUBPOL 566: Community Economic Development ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 567: Community Engagement and Urban Governance ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 569: Race and Public Policy ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 571: Education, the Workforce, and Public Policy (3 credits) ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 573: Topics in Education and Social Policy 

    • Equity in Employment ( Syllabus

    • Public Policy, Law, and Equity

    • Policy and Governance of K-12 Education
       

  • PUBPOL 576: Poverty and Anti-Poverty in the US

  • PUBPOL 578: Asset Building for Low-Income Families ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 579: Child Well-Being and Public Policy ( Syllabus)

  • PUBPOL 582: Climate Change Communication

  • PUBPOL 583: Science, Technology, and Public Policy ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 589: Risk Assessment for Environmental Health Hazards ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 590: Environmental Policy Processes ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 594: Economic Approaches to Environmental Management ( Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 598: Administrative and Policy Skills Workshop (1 credit)

    • Career Planning for MPA Students

    • Effective Collaboration with Diverse Teams ( Syllabus

    • Group Decision Making 

    • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response

    • Introduction to Tableau and Data Visualization

    • Memo Writing for MPA ESL Students

    • Structured Decision Making: A Practical Approach for Environmental and Risk Management Choices

    • Technology Policy

    • Writing for Decision Makers ( Syllabus)
       

  • PUBPOL 599: Special Topics

    • Campaign Management and Political Communications ( Syllabus

    • Critical Race Theory

    • Computational Thinking for Governance Analytics

    • Effective Communication for Public and Nonprofit Leaders

    • Open Government Principles and Public Involvement for Agencies and Public Advocates

    • Managing Grants and Contracts

    • Native American Nations: Policy and Governance ( Syllabus

    • Policy Implementation and the Law (Syllabus)

    • Social Marketing

Undergraduate Courses; these do not qualify as MPA credits

  • PUBPOL 403: Professional Leadership (Syllabus