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MPA Class Profiles

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. 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 794
  Enrolled Students 197
  Average Age 26
  Range of Ages 21-46
  Students with 2+ Years of Work Experience 63%
  Average GRE – Quant Range: 145-170;
Average: 156
  Average GRE – Verbal Range: 143-170;
Average: 157
  Average Undergrad GPA 3.60
  Class Statistics
  Men 37%
  Women 62%
  Washington Residents 48%
  Out-of-State Domestic Residents 39%
  International Students 13%
  Minority* 28%
  Program Details
  Credits to complete program   72 quarter credits
  Student organizations 14
  MPA 2018 Employment Profile
  Employed 6 months after graduation 90%
  Employed in Government, Social Enterprise, or Nonprofit Sectors 82%
  Graduation Rate Information – Cohort Start: AY2014-15**
  Graduated in 2 Years 82%
  Graduated in 3 Years 88%
  Graduated in 4 Years 93%

* Proportion of domestic students
** These figures represent a total of 146 students initially enrolled, excluding students enrolled in the PCMI and Part-Time program tracks, as well as concurrent degree students.