Public Service Clinics

“The students I worked with were extremely professional and very thorough. Their academic research added a knowledge base to HDC's work that we otherwise would not have had the capacity to complete. I'm very thankful.” -Kelly Rider, Housing Development Consortium

Engage a Student Consultant Team

Public Service Clinics link the skills and services of second-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) student consultants with the real-world needs of nonprofit and public agencies. For more than a decade, our consultants have produced program evaluations, strategic plans, policy analyses, and new program designs.

How It Works

During the last year of study MPA students are required to complete a capstone project, which demonstrates mastery of analytic and organizational skills. Through the Public Service Clinics, consultant teams investigate a variety of research topics proposed by regional public and nonprofit agencies. The projects are completed over two academic quarters and work is supervised by experienced Evans School faculty.

View details about the program, a sample project, our timeline, and instructions on how to submit a proposal

Learn more about the Public Service Clinics client experience:

Find out more about the Public Service Clinics by contacting or 206.616.1613.