The Institute of Public Service offers three options for public service professionals seeking to enter or advance their careers in local, state, or federal government or the nonprofit sector.
You will receive a holistic education that promotes service to diverse communities, and prepares you with knowledge and skills in:
Almost 85% of our students work full-time. For students not employed or seeking to explore another field or sector of interest, the Seattle University public administration programs offer hands on learning and service opportunities in the heart of an urban community. Internships include: The Washington State Budget & Policy Center, United Way of King County, King County Council, Swedish Health Services, and more.
“The coursework helped me advance in my career by teaching me theories and skills beyond what was offered by my employer. Classes challenged me to stretch my thinking and question my assumptions. This led directly to my development into a stronger candidate for a promotion at work.”Andrew Chin, MPA '14 District Manager, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
With more than 30 years of experience, he found his degree invaluable when elected to the Auburn City Council and appointed to the Washington State Affordable Housing Advisory Committee.
First MPA alum to be named a Local Fellow with the City/County Management Association (ICMA).