Graduate Programs in Public Administration

Seattle University
Seattle, WA


Details at a Glance

  • School Type

  • Application Fee

  • Average In-State Tuition

  • Average Out-of-State Tuition

  • Financial Aid Available


Degrees Offered

Masters in Public Administration
Certificate in Public Administration

Our Program

Holistic Education that Values Practical Skills, Professional Formation, and Engagement with Diverse Communities

Seattle University's Master of Public Administration (MPA) program and Graduate Certificate in Public Administration educate public service professionals who seek to advance their careers in government and the nonprofit sector. Our curriculum is designed for working professionals with broad interests and differing experience levels; we combine theory and practice so students can increase their impact in the organizations and communities they serve.

Some highlights of our programs:

  • Students align their professional formation with their passion for public service
  • Focus on social justice and engagement with diverse communities
  • Dedicated faculty who are active scholars and practitioners in their field
  • All of our graduate public administration classes are conveniently offered on weekday evenings or on Saturdays


  • Application Fee



  • checkbox-altCertified Academic Transcripts
  • checkbox-alt2 Letters of Recommendation
  • checkbox-altResume
  • checkbox-altLetter of Intent
  • checkbox-altA completed online application and $55 application fee (application fee currently waived)

Application Deadline

We admit new students every quarter of the year, with the following priority deadlines:

  • Fall: July 20
  • Winter: October 20
  • Spring: February 20
  • Summer: May 20

Rolling admissions; early applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Tuition & Financial Aid

  • Average In-State Tuition

  • Average Out-of-State Tuition


Additional Information

  • checkbox-altFinancial Aid Available
  • checkbox-altScholarships available