The Institute of Public Service offers three options for public service professionals seeking to start or advance their careers in local, state, or federal government or the nonprofit sector.
You will receive a holistic education that 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.
"I've been able to focus on drawing from my lessons in the academic world in trying to look into how we promote cities or regions where a transportation system that is powered by electricity is commonplace. A place where you have open green space for people in all neighborhoods, where housing is affordable, the infrastructure is sustainable and resilient, and people have a sense of community. Our program is comprehensive, it’s about educating public service professionals who seek to advance their careers on social justice principles."
“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.”