The University of Washington's Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance continues to be one of the most competitive graduate programs in public policy and governance, most recently ranked fifth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Utilizing a data-driven model and a collaborative learning process, the rigorous program covers a wide scope of specialties: from environmental, public, and social policy to nonprofit management, public finance administration, and public policy analysis. Students at the Evans School gain first-hand knowledge and instruction from our faculty, whose research focuses on real-world approaches. We provide decision-makers with the evidence for smarter, more efficient policy decisions. An Evans School MPA prepares students for success and leadership in a dynamic and complex world. 

  MPA Student Profile - Class of 2018
Total Applications 715  
  Enrolled Students 173  
  Average Age 26  
  Range of Ages 20-46  
  Students with 2+ Years of Work Experience 59%  
  Average GRE - Quant Range: 140-170;
Average: 155  
  Average GRE - Verbal Range: 142-170;
Average: 157  
  Average Undergrad GPA 3.52  
  Class Statistics
  Men 38%  
  Women 62%  
  Washington Residents 45%  
  Out-of-State Domestic Residents 37%  
  International Students 19%  
  Minority* 32%  
  Program Details
  Credits to complete program   72 quarter credits  
  Student organizations 14  
  MPA 2018 Employment Profile
  Employed 6 months after graduation


  Employed in Government, Social Enterprise, or Nonprofit Sectors 83%  
  Graduation Rate Information - Cohort Start: AY2014-15**
  Graduated in 2 Years


  Graduated in 3 Years 93%  
  Graduated in 4 Years 93%  

* Proportion of domestic students
** Excludes students enrolled in the PCMI and Part-Time program tracks