The Global Master of Public Administration Degree
Seeking a career in international public affairs, or working on the connections between global and local problems? Looking to signal to the job market your inter-cultural competencies and the ability to think and work across national contexts to apply policy and program innovations? Interested in one of the specializations offered by our partners, in such areas as data science, e-Government, public policy and management? If so, consider the newly revamped Evans School Global MPA with its two world-class partner universities
The Evans School is proud to announce the launch of a set of innovative dual degrees starting in the 2019 academic year.
- Global MPA students spend their first year plus one summer at the Evans School, completing the School's comprehensive core curriculum together with all the other MPA students of the cohort.
- They then spend their second year studying in one of our two Global MPA partner institutions, where they will have a broad range of elective and specialization possibilities.
- Successful completion of both years earns the students two Masters degrees: the Evans School Global Master of Public Administration, and the partner institutions degree (see below).
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Year One + Following Summer: Seattle
Degree Earned from the University of Washington: Global Master of Public Administration
Students take take entire Evans School core curriculum, comprising 36 credits, 6 credits of electives, and, over the summer session, 8 credits of the Capstone Project.
Core Curriculum (36 credits of core coursework)
- PUBPOL 511 Managing Politics & the Policy Process
- PUBPOL 512 Managing Organizational Performance
- PUBPOL 513 Public Policy Analysis
- PUBPOL 516 Economics for Policy Analysis and Management I
- PUBPOL 517 Economics for Policy Analysis and Management II
- PUBPOL 522 Public Budgeting & Financial Management
- PUBPOL 526 Program Evaluation
- PUBPOL 527 Quantitative Analysis I
- PUBPOL 528 Quantitative Analysis II
Please see here for further description of the Evans School core curriculum.
Capstone Project (8 credits)
Students complete an Evans capstone project in the summer following their first year
Elective Coursework (6 credits)
Electives should be approved by the dual degree program coordinator at the Evans School. Students have flexibility to select from a variety of elective courses of interest. One of the courses selected should fulfill the values, ethics and equity elective requirement in the Evans School curriculum.
Sample Plan of Study
|PUBPOL 511 - Managing Politics & the Policy Process||4|
|PUBPOL 516 - Economics for Policy Analysis and Management||4|
|PUBPOL 522 - Budgeting and Financial Analysis||4|
|Total Autumn Credits||12|
|PUBPOL 512 – Managing Organizational Performance||4|
|PUBPOL 517 – Economics for Policy Analysis and Management II||4|
|PUBPOL 527 – Quantitative Analysis I||4|
|Elective Course(s) (typically, two 1-credit skills-building workshops)||2|
|Total Winter Credits||14|
|PUBPOL 513 – Public Policy Analysis||4|
|PUBPOL 526 – Program Evaluation||4|
|PUBPOL 528 – Quantitative Analysis II||4|
|Total Spring Credits||16|
|Summer following first year: Students to take 400-hour internship; note they may request exemption from it (see Exhibit B)|
|PUBPOL 608: Capstone Project: Data Science Focus (Summer A term following first year)||4|
|PUBPOL 608: Capstone Project: Data Science Focus (Summer B term following first year)||4|
|Year 1 plus summer following first year total credits||50|
Year Two: Partner Institution
Partner: Tsinghua University, School of Public Policy & Management: Beijing, China
Degree Earned: Master of Public Administration (Big Data and Global Governance)
Coursework focusing on data analytics, followed by an academic thesis.
Partner: Victoria University of Wellington, School of Government: Wellington, New Zealand
Degree Earned: Choose from three options:
Note: Degrees earned are subject to successful completion of year at partner institution (in other words, one must complete both years to earn the two degrees).