Combine Theory with Practice

Whether you are a young professional or a leader with an established career, you can gain the skills and knowledge needed to excel with an EMPA from the nationally ranked University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. This 18-month accelerated program combines theory with practice, allowing you to apply coursework directly to the organizational challenges you face.

The EMPA is designed to meet the professional challenges and time constraints of midcareer professionals in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The program consists of quarterly 2-day, in-person classroom sessions on the Seattle campus as well as online instruction. The online instruction includes independent tasks and assignments, collaborations with your cohort, and live sessions with faculty. Dates of in-person and live online sessions will be communicated in advance of each quarter. Learn more about our admissions process or sign up for more information below.