Enhance your UW graduate education with a concurrent degree  

Explore a concurrent degree with the University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. If you are already a UW graduate student, you can enhance your UW degree program with an Evans School MPA. Or, as an Evans School MPA student, you may pursue a concurrent degree with courses from several other schools and colleges at the University of Washington and earn two degrees simultaneously.

Evans School students frequently pursue concurrent degrees with University of Washington schools and colleges including the Foster School of Business, the UW Law School, the School of Public Health, Social Work, Forestry, and Urban Planning. Each program outside the Evans School has unique benefits that offer students a chance to build an area of strong issue expertise with a solid foundation in public policy and administration. 

Degree requirements 

Students pursuing their MPA as a concurrent degree must complete:  

  • Evans School core courses (36 credits). 
  • An approved values elective. 
  • A capstone project in the Evans School, unless the other unit requires a master’s thesis. The thesis must contain a substantial policy/management component and an Evans School faculty member must be on the thesis committee. 
  • An internship totaling 400 hours for a government, nonprofit, or private organization. Note: Students with two or more years of recent and relavent professional experience may already meet the Internship Requirement upon entry.
  • At least 72 total credits, of which 60 must be taken within the Evans School. 

We recommended scheduling an appointment with the admissions team to discuss your specific concurrent degree interests, or contact the admissions team at evansadm@uw.edu if you are interested in applying to a concurrent degree program.