The Global Master of Public Administration Degree
Affiliated with the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) between the University of Washington and Tsinghua University, this two-year, dual-degree program is designed as a launch pad for students interested in global issues. The program combines two world-class institutions: the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance ranks #6 among U.S. public affairs schools, and Beijing's Tsinghua University ranks #2 among China's best global universities (U.S. World & News Report, 2017).
The Global Master of Public Administration aims to produce graduates who can think rigorously about the application of innovative tools and approaches to the major problems confronting cities, regions, countries and international organizations today. Graduates will also learn to think comparatively about how the governance, social, cultural and economic contexts they work within affect the way in which technological and other innovations play out. Graduates will have demonstrated a set of analytical and intercultural skills-sets and experiences that are in high demand in an increasingly globalized world.
Global MPA students conclude the dual-degree program with an applied capstone project over the summer following their year in Beijing. This project – the Student Consulting Lab experience – will enable them to further develop their specialization, expand networks in the community, and create a significant sample of work, all while being based anywhere in the world.