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.

Tuition information for the 2023-24 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. 


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.

2023-24 Annual Tuition Fees Total
Resident $26,140 $1,901 $28,041
Non-Resident** $44,525 $2,734 $47,259

Health Insurance

Estimated Costs

  • Books and supplies: $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)
  • Rent, utilities, and food: $22,251 (for nine-month academic year)
  • Personal/miscellaneous expenses: $2,508 (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)

Tuition information for the 2022-23 academic year are estimated below for Evans School degree programs. Please note that tuition and fees are subject to annual increases.


  • Total tuition for 45-credit program: $53,820
  • Approximate total fees: $2,542
  • Tuition is paid quarterly
  • Cost same for in-state and out-of-state students

Tuition Includes

  • Instruction
  • Course materials (all exercises, case studies, other readings)
  • Textbooks: Approximately $200 for entire program, purchased by student
  • 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

The estimated total three-year Part-Time program cost is $63,954*, with the
following expenses:

  • $853 per quarter credit for 1–8 credits** each quarter (totaling
    $6,824 per 8-credit quarter or $20,472 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 $1,236 per credit for the 9th credit (or more) in a quarterly
course load.

**The fee-based Part-Time MPA program is designed for students who start
in the Part-Time program in their first year. Students in the Full-Time
MPA program may not switch into the fee-based Part-Time MPA degree unless
they have 24 or more credits remaining towards the 72 credit degree.
Full-time students wishing to reduce their course load should consult with
Student Services.

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.