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University of Washington — Evans School of Public Affairs

Program Type:
Coverdell Fellows
Evans School of Public Affairs
Degrees Awarded:
Master of Public Administration (MPA)
Admissions Deadlines:

January 15

Admissions Cycle:

The application deadline is January 15. Decisions are sent in mid-March. Students are asked to confirm enrollment by May 1. Registration for classes is in late June.

Program Start:
Autumn Quarter (September)
Program Founded:
March, 2010


Financial support through endowed fellowships is available to fellows on a competitive basis. Fellowships are generally one- or two-year graduate assistantships paying a monthly stipend and covering tuition costs, or are tuition-only. The number of fellowships available may change from year to year.


The Evans School's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program emphasizes broad-based fundamentals in policy analysis and management, and allows students to pursue a field of specialization through an area of focus. Focus areas include international development; metropolitan and regional policy; social policy: poverty, education, and social welfare; science and technology policy; public and financial management; evaluation; leadership, management, and decision-making; nonprofit management and philanthropy; and environment and natural resource management.

Fellows are also required to fulfill a community service requirement through the Public Service Clinics, which link the skills and services of second-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) students with the real-world needs of nonprofit and public agencies. They will work specifically with nonprofits and public agencies that serve vulnerable populations to evaluate programs, conduct strategic planning and policy analysis, and develop new program designs.




  • University of Washington online application
  • $85 application fee
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher in last two years of college coursework
  • GRE or GMAT scores
  • Official transcripts from each institution attended
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Personal History Statement
  • 2 or 3 letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV


For inquiries about Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program, call 855.855.1961 x1440.

Program Contacts

If you have questions, please contact:
Ms. Alix Furness
Director of Int'l Programs

Evans School of Public Affairs
Box 353055
Seattle, Washington 98195-3055
(206) 543-4900

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