Tuition and fee rates are set by the Washington State Legislature and approved by the University of Washington Board of Regents. Tuition rates are maintained by the Office of Planning & Budgeting and are based on your grade classification, residency status, graduate tier and the total number of credit hours for which you are registered. If a graduate student falls into two tiers, they will be charged the greater of the two tier rates when producing the tuition bill. To view annual rates on the University of Washington's website, click here.

Tuition information for the 2019-20 academic year are estimated below for Evans School degree programs. Learn more from University of Washington Student Financial Services.  Please note that tuition and fees are subject to annual increases.  

Master of Public Administration

Tuition

All rates are for full-time enrollment (7–18 credits). The academic year consists of Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to annual increases.  

Residency: Please refer to the University of Washington's requirements for establishing in-state residency

Students who start in Autumn 2019*

Annual Tuition

Fees

Total

Resident

$24,278

$1,125

$25,403

Non-Resident**

$41,601

$1,125

$42,726

Students who started in Autumn 2018*

Annual Tuition

Fees

Total

Resident

$23,063

$1,125

$24,188

Non-Resident**

$41,399

$1,125

$42,524

Health Insurance

Estimated Costs

  • Books and supplies (estimated: $2,550 (for all courses required to earn the degree)
    • Core courses: $1,350 (includes all nine core courses; generally taken during the first year)
    • Electives: $1,200 (generally taken during the second year)
  • Room & board: $15,051 (for nine-month academic year)
  • Personal/miscellaneous expenses: $2,265 (for nine-month academic year)
  • Local transportation: U-Pass provides free and low cost transportation options around Puget Sound and the fee is included in tuition (for nine-month academic year)

Global Master in Public Administration

Tuition information for the 2019-20 academic year are estimated below for Evans School degree programs. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to annual increases. 

Year One:

Evans School: $56,780 for four academic quarters

  • $55,000 for 50 required credits ($1,100 per quarter credit)
  • $1780 for required quarterly program and student fees ($445 per quarter)

Year Two (varies by institution):

Tsinghua University

  • $18,111 for non-Chinese nationals, $8,904 for Chinese nationals for tuition only (Note: Estimated based on exchange rate for Chinese Yuan (RMB) to United States Dollars).

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • $16,180 for tuition and health insurance only (Note: Estimated based on exchange rate for Hong Kong Dollars to United States Dollars)

Victoria University of Wellington

  • $18,643 for non-New Zealand nationals, $10,131 for New Zealand nationals for tuition only (Note: Estimated, based on exchange rate for New Zealand Dollars to United States Dollars).

Executive Master in Public Administration

Tuition information for the 2019-20 academic year are estimated below for Evans School degree programs. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to annual increases. 

Costs

  • 45-credit program
  • Total program cost: $54,245 (subject to change)
  • Cost same for in-state and out-of-state students
  • Tuition is paid quarterly

Tuition Includes

  • Instruction
  • Course materials (all exercises, case studies, other readings)
  • Textbooks: Approximately $200 for entire program, purchased by student
  • Lodging during first 6-day course
  • Full lunch and light snacks each day of every course
  • Evans School Career Development support
  • Access to UW Libraries, athletic and recreation facilities, free and discounted software, local/regional transit access, and many other benefits

Funding Options

  • All students eligible for Federal Financial Aid loans
  • Program qualifies for veterans benefits
  • Some students funded by employers; some employers grant professional development time to attend courses on weekdays

Part-Time Master of Public Administration

Tuition information for the 2019-20 academic year are estimated below for Evans School degree programs. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to annual increases. 

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.

Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management

All admitted Ph.D. students are offered at least five years of full funding at the time of admission. Full funding at the University of Washington consists of a full tuition waiver, a monthly living stipend, and health insurance coverage. This funding is offered through research and teaching assistantships at the Evans School.