September 17, 2021

New Cohorts of MPAs, EMPAs, and PhDs Join Evans School Community

This Autumn, the Evans School welcomes new students from across its academic programs, all passionate about the pursuit of advanced degrees in public policy and public administration.

One of the largest cohorts in Evans School MPA program history, the MPA class of 2023 is comprised of 220 students, hailing from 29 states and 20 countries around the world. Their top policy areas of interest are Environmental Policy and Management, Social Policy: Poverty, Education, & Social Welfare, and Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation. These students are excited to come to the Evans School for a strong sense of community, educational resources and opportunities, and to take advantage of living in one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

The 24 students in incoming EMPA Cohort 19 largely call Washington state their home. Other students join us from Arizona, Oregon, and Washington D.C. We welcome multiple program managers, directors, an energy consultant, a Chief of Police, and a CEO among many others who, together, hold more than 337 years of professional experience.

This year’s four incoming PhD students will focus on a broad range of professional and academic issues including Social & Health Policy, Labor & Education Policy, Climate & Community Reaction, and Education Policy.

We are incredibly excited for such a diverse and inspirational group to join the Evans School that clearly exemplifies equity, courage, and service. Our school and our field will become greater because of your contributions. Welcome, all!