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University of Washington - Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

About this program

The Evans School partners with the Peace Corps Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program to offer a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree. The Evans School's top-ranked 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 urban policy; social policy: poverty, education, and social welfare; public finance and budgeting; public policy analysis and evaluation; public leadership, management, and decision-making; nonprofit management and philanthropy; and environmental policy and management.Many Fellows opt to fulfill a community service component through internships or the Student Consulting Lab, which links the skills and services of second-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) students with the real-world needs of nonprofit and public agencies. As part of these capstone project experiences, participating students will work specifically with nonprofit organizations and public agencies to evaluate programs, conduct strategic planning and policy analysis, and develop new program designs.

To learn more about Evans School programs, please contact the Student Services office at [email protected]or 206.543.4900.

  • Year partnership began: 2010
  • Fellowships awarded per year (average): 2-3, varies per year

Application requirements

Please see our webpage for current application instructions and requirements:

Admissions process

Fellows admissions process is the same for all applicants to the Evans School.

Degrees awarded

Master of Public Administration, PhD in Public Policy & Management

Benefits and opportunities

In-state Out-of-state
Tuition and fees $45,000 $80,000
Value of fellowship $15,000 $50,000
Net cost $30,000 $30,000

Net cost is equal to tuition/fees minus fellowship value. For some universities, the fellowship value includes non-tuition/fee benefits such as health insurance or housing. See cost savings details for more.

Estimated annual cost of living: $15,000

Cost savings details

For out-of-state students who receive the Fellowship, we provide a reduction of tuition to the in-state amount and a monthly stipend that totals an estimated $15,000 over two academic years. For Washington State residents, we provide a tuition award of $15,000 over two academic years.


Evans School Master of Public Administration (MPA) students are required to complete a 400-hour documented internship experience within a public, nonprofit, or private organization. Some students may already meet the internship requirement upon entry into the program.  All students will submit an Internship Planning Form via in the first quarter to determine their status. Students entering with two or more years of recent, relevant professional experience will be evaluated to determine whether or not they've already met the internship requirement. For many students, the internship is a cornerstone experience, giving students an opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to real-world problems, related to policy development, implementation and evaluation that directly align with your career goals.

Other opportunities

Jobs for alumni

The Evans School's "Employers & Partners" section of our website shares additional information about our students and graduates and their professional development journeys. CLICK HERE.

Nontraditional options

Contact information

Carrie Evans
Senior Assistant Dean of Students




[email protected]


140 Parrington Hall
BOX 353055
Seattle, WA 98195