MPA Tuition & Expenses

Abel Pacheco

“My experience at the Evans School is something I actually reflect on quite a bit. Without question the Evans School has helped me tremendously. My degree has opened doors, especially in the City of Seattle and the State of Washington.” –Abel Pacheco (MPA '12)

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MPA students include those in the Peace Corps Master’s International MPA track.

All rates are for full-time enrollment (7–18 credits). The academic year consists of Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters.

MPA Tuition for 2014–2015

  • Resident, in-state rate:
    • Tuition: $19,239 per academic year
    • Fees: $1,089 per academic year
    • Total tuition & fees: $20,328 per academic year
  • Non-resident, out-of-state rate (includes international students):
    • Tuition: $34,530 per academic year
    • Fees: $1,089 per academic year
    • Total tuition & fees: $35,619 per academic year

A detailed breakdown of tuition and fees for the MPA program can be found at the University of Washington Office of Planning and Budgeting.

Special note for UW and State of Washington employees: the tuition exemption benefit will not be available to matriculated Evans School students effective Autumn 2015 and thereafter.  The tuition exemption benefit will continue to be available to Graduate Non-Matriculated (GNM) students.  Information about the Evans School's policy on tuition exemption may be found here.

Health Insurance

Estimated Costs

  • Books and supplies*: $2,550 (for all courses required to earn the degree)
    • Core courses: $1,350 (includes all nine core courses, generally taken during the first year)
    • Electives: $1,200 (generally taken during the second year)
  • Room & board: $13,578 (for nine-month academic year)
  • Personal/miscellaneous expenses: $2,265 (for nine-month academic year)
  • Local transportation: U-Pass provides free and low cost transportation options around Puget Sound and the fee is included in tuition (for nine-month academic year)

*This is an estimate and will vary based on which books and other supplies faculty select for their courses.