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 2017-2018 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 503: Executive Leadership  Syllabus

  • PUBPOL_503_SPR17.pdf

  • PUBPOL 507: Mediation and Negotiation  Syllabus

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

  • PUBPOL 510: Foundations of American Democracy

  • 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 Quantitative Methods for Policy Analysis  Syllabus

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

  • PUBPOL 533: Economics of International Development  Syllabus

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

  • PUBPOL 535: American Foreign Policy  Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 537: Topics in International Affairs

    • Development Practice: Financial Inclusion and Poverty Reduction  Syllabus

    • Diagnosing and Reforming Corrupt Systems  Syllabus
       

  • PUBPOL 539: Values in International Development  Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 550: Management of Nonprofit Organizations  Syllabus

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

  • PUBPOL 552: Philanthropy and Society

  • PUBPOL 553: Nonprofit Financial Management  Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 555: Topics in Nonprofit Management

  • PUBPOL 556: Public-Private Partnerships  Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 557: Management and Public Capital Markets  Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 559: Quadruple Bottom Line Performance  Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 561: Urban Economics and Public Policy  Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 565: Topics in Urban Affairs 

  • 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 

    • Crime and Punishment Policy

    • Equity in Employment  Syllabus

    • Income Inequality

    • Policy and Governance of K-12 Education  Syllabus

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

  • PUBPOL 582: Communicating Climate Change Syllabus

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

  • PUBPOL_583_SPR17.pdf

  • PUBPOL 589: Risk Assessment for Environmental Health Hazards  Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 590: Environmental Policy Processes  Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 592: Resource Policy and Administration

  • PUBPOL 594: Economic Approaches to Environmental Management  Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 595: Topics in Environmental Policy and Management  Syllabus

    • Energy and Climate Policy

    • Environmental Risks and Values

    • Renewable Natural Resources

    • Environmental Governance in the Developing World

  • PUBPOL 597: Environmental Decision Analysis

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

    • Art and Science of Effective Public Speaking

    • Career Planning for MPA Students  Syllabus

    • Effective Collaboration with Diverse Teams  Syllabus

    • Introduction to Tableau and Data Visualization  Syllabus

    • Legislative Skills

    • Memo Writing for MPA ESL Students  Syllabus

    • Nonprofit Marketing

    • Race and Equity in Policy and Governance

    • Introduction to Data Processing and Visualization Design in R

    • Making Collaborative Governance Work

  • PUBPOL 599: Special Topics

Undergraduate Courses; these do not qualify as MPA credits

  • PUBPOL 201: Introduction to Public Policy & Governance (5 Credits) Syllabus

  • PUBPOL 355: Special Topics in Nonprofits

    • Nonprofits, Philanthropy, and Social Innovation

  • PUBPOL 403: Professional Leadership Syllabus