Seattle University

College of Arts & Sciences

Public Administration


901 12th Avenue

P.O. Box 222000

Seattle, WA 98122

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.P.A.- Public Administration

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The SU MPA program is entering its 30th year, with nearly 800 graduates now working for nonprofit organizations, public agencies and private firms throughout the region. The Institute of Public Service educates working professionals for positions of responsibility and leadership in public service. The MPA program specifically, provides: State-of-the-art curriculum emphasizing experiential learning A blend of management theory and public-policy analysis Optional specialization in nonprofit management Small classes (avg. 18/class) offered evenings and Saturdays An MPA degree in two to three years while enrolled part-time The MPA curriculum is designed to prepare effective managers for positions of responsibility and trust in the public service. It provides course work in public policy, organization analysis, human resources and financial management. Specialized elective options are offered for those pursuing career interests in nonprofit management and local government administration.


The program was recently accredited by the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration

International Student Requirements:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam — Applicants who received most or all of their education in non-English speaking countries may be required by an admissions officer to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language exam.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

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