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Are you a working professional seeking a part-time degree program option?

The Evans School’s part-time MPA track allows students to complete the degree program over three years, with the majority of coursework offered in the late afternoon and evening. The part-time track offers the same rigorous curriculum as the full-time MPA program, with core and elective coursework bridging public policy and public management and many areas of specialization for students to pursue. 

Students in the part-time MPA track must fulfill the same degree requirements as full-time MPA students, completing a total of 72 quarter credits. Late afternoon or evening sections (after 4:00 pm) are available to part-time track students for core courses and selected elective course offerings.

The suggested course sequence for part-time track students, over the three year program, is outlined here.

As the majority of students pursuing the part-time track are working professionals, part-time track students are encouraged to work with the Evans School’s Career Development office to request waiving the MPA program’s internship requirement if you have at least two years of recent, relevant professional experience related to the degree and your career goals. 

Program Overview:

  • Start date: Autumn Quarter each year
  • Program duration: 3 years (averaging 9 quarters over the 3 year duration)
  • Core courses: 9
  • Values elective: 1
  • Capstone project: conducted over 2 quarters
  • Elective Courses: 7+

2019-20 Program Cost: 

The estimated total three-year program cost is $62,802*, with the following expenses:

  • $816 per quarter credit for 1–8 credits** each quarter (totaling $6,528 per 8-credit quarter or $19,584 annually for 24 credits)
  • Estimated $450 per quarter for UW required program and student fees (totaling an estimated $4,050 over the three years)

*Program costs, including per credit fees, are subject to annual increases.
**Additional per credit fees will apply for credits above 8 per quarter, at $1,182 per credit for the 9th credit (or more) in a quarterly course load.

Please note that international students (on F-1 and J-1 visas) are not eligible for the part-time MPA track.

If you are a mid-career to senior level working professional, with 7–10 or more years of professional experience, we encourage you to learn more about our Executive MPA degree program. Our admissions team will be happy to talk with you about the Evans School’s program options and which program is the best fit for you. Please contact us at or 206.616.0778.