Tsinghua SPPM - UW Evans School Dual Degree Program
Joint MPA in Big Data for Public and Global Governance (MPA-BDG)
Pioneered through the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) between Tsinghua University and the University of Washington (UW), the School of Public Policy and Management (SPPM) of Tsinghua and the Evans School of Public Policy (Evans) of UW offer a dual master’s degree program from September 2018, aiming at training leaders, analysts, and decision consultants for big data use, data analytic, policy research, data driven decision support, and governance innovation with a global perspective. Tsinghua and UW’s MPA programs are both reputable programs with NASPAA accreditation. Graduates from the Tsinghua-UW Program could pursue careers in public service, policy analysis, government and business relations, and non-profit organizations in home country or in international organizations.?
The MPA-BDG dual-degree program lasts 2 year (4 semesters).
Year 1 enrolled at UW:
-- Required Core Curriculum:
l?? PUBPOL 511 Managing Politics & the Policy Process
l?? PUBPOL 512 Managing Organizational Performance
l?? PUBPOL 513 Public Policy Analysis
l?? PUBPOL 516 Economics for Policy Analysis and Management I
l?? PUBPOL 517 Economics for Policy Analysis and Management II
l?? PUBPOL 522 Public Budgeting & Financial Management
l?? PUBPOL 526 Program Evaluation
l?? PUBPOL 527 Quantitative Analysis I
l?? PUBPOL 528 Quantitative Analysis II
l?? Capstone Project
-- Electives should generally be focused on quantitative analysis and data analysis.
Year 2 enrolled at Tsinghua:
-- Public Required Courses
l?? Language: Chinese (required for non-Chinese)/ English (required for Chinese)
l?? Chinese History and Culture (required for non-Chinese)/ Chinese Socialism (required for Chinese)
-- Core courses:
l?? Frontiers of Public Administration
l?? Information Technology and Modern Governance
l?? Decision Science, Data Analytics, and Public Policy Making
l?? Comparative Politics and Government
l?? Urban Simulation and Urban Governance
l?? GIS (I and II)
-- Elective courses:
l?? Urbanization and Social Development
l?? Environment, Climate, and Governance
l?? Integrated Approaches to Sustainable Development Practice
l?? Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship?
l?? Population, Health and Development
l?? Science and Art of Leadership
-- One academic thesis
Upon successful completion of the dual degree requirements, international students of this dual master will receive one master degree from each party: the degree “Master of Public Administration” of Tsinghua University and the degree “Master of Public Administration” of the University of Washington.
Admissions to the Dual-Degree Program
International students could apply the dual-degree program through the online application system of University of Washington by mid of January 2018.
l?? Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
l?? A minimum GPA of 3.0 during the last 90-hour undergraduate credits of a quarterly schedule, or 60-hour credits of a semester schedule;
l?? English proficiency test certificate (Non-native speaker: TOEFL 100);
l?? GRE or GMAT scores must be reported to the Evans School (there is no formal minimum score);
l?? Two recommendation letters from scholars who have the title of associate professor or above or are senior professionals in the related field;
l?? Transcript of academic record, research and awards;?
l?? Working experience in development fields preferable but not required.
Tuition Fee for International Students
University of Washington
SHI Shuting (Ms.)
Dual Master Program Manager
School of Public Policy and Management
Tel: +86-10-627 81945