Evans School students and graduates share an urgent drive to create lasting change. They are prepared to address the most challenging public issues by designing and implementing sustainable solutions for profitable and healthy communities all over the world. 

The Evans School combines rigorous training in assessment, measurement, and evaluation with study of the art of public leadership so that students can develop versatile, forward-thinking, and effective solutions advancing the public interest across sectors.  

Our Programs

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Master of Public Administration

Full-time, two-year program comprised of eight nationally ranked areas of policy specialization are grounded in a broad-based and multidisciplinary management and analysis curriculum. Students bring an average of two and a half years of work experience to the program.

EMPA Students


The EMPA is an equity-centered 18-month accelerated leadership program designed to meet the challenges and time constraints of mid-career working professionals.

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Ph.D. in Public Policy & Management

Solutions to society’s greatest challenges require an interdisciplinary approach and broad and deep understanding of the many factors that shape and drive policy decisions. This research-driven doctoral program brings students from around the country, and world to to study policy problems, drawing on resources from across the University of Washington campus.

What Makes the Evans School Unique

Core Curriculum

Foundational, rigorous training in assessment, measurement, and evaluation combined with study of public leadership and management. 

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Issue Expertise

A depth of subject matter expertise in eight policy areas applies core curriculum skills and proficiencies to present-day policy issues. 

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Commitment to Anti-Racism

Centered in racial justice and equity in public administration and the communities that public servants support.

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