Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are closed.

The Student Consulting Lab is a collaboration between small teams of Evans School students, their faculty advisors, and our public, private, and nonprofit partners to co-create solutions to policy and organizational problems.  

We are proud that this program has built organizational capacity for more than 20 years with support from our MPA students. We have delivered powerful recommendations for organizations and improved equitable outcomes for everyone in our shared community. 

Learn more about our talented students, the features of a great project proposal, how to work collaboratively with student and faculty teams, and our role in setting both our students and our partners up for success.

How It Works

Under the guidance of faculty advisors, teams of three to five  skilled, second-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) students dedicate approximately 10-12 hours per week to their selected projects over a five-month period. 

Participation in the Student Consulting Lab includes a project fee of $2,500. If the project fee is a financial barrier to participation we also provide fee waivers, which can be requested through the proposal form. 

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Meet the Student Consulting Lab Team

AK Sterling

Innovation & Engagement Manager
AK Sterling

Matt Steuerwalt

Associate Teaching Professor