Program Curriculum

Current Courses

Below are the proposed Policy Studies graduate courses. This schedule is subject to change. Consult the time schedule for the most up-to-date information.

2018 - 2019 Schedule

Autumn Quarter 

Required Courses

BPOLST 510 Statistics Fundamentals for Policy Studies (5 credits)​
Early Fall Course, Shauna Carlisle

Meets 9/6, 9/13, 9/14, 5 pm-10 pm and 9/15, 10 am-3 pm

BPOLST 511 Policy Process and Analysis (5 credits)​
Bruce Kochis, T 5:45 - 10 pm

BPOLST 509 Pro-seminar (1 credit)
Bruce Kochis, 5:45 - 7:15 pm, Dates TBD


BPOLST 593A Topics in Policy Studies: Expedition Seattle (5 credits)

Christian Anderson, M 5:45-10 pm 

BPOLST 593B Topics in Policy Studies: Gender, Violence, Policing and the Law (5 credits)

Lee Ann Wang, W 5:45-10 pm

If you would like to take a policy-related course from another UW graduate program for your elective requirement, please submit a petition before the quarter begins.

Winter Quarter 

Required Courses

BPOLST 502 Policy Statistics (5 credits)​
Shauna Carlisle, Th 5:45-10:00 PM

BPOLST 513 Practicum (5 credits)​
Charlie Collins, T 5:45-10:00 pm

BPOLST 509 Proseminar  (1 credit)
Bruce Kochis, 5:45-7:45 pm  Dates TBD

Spring Quarter 

Required Courses

BPOLST 514 Management and Program Evaluation (5 credits)​
Keith Nitta, Th 5:45-10:00 PM

BPOLST 594 Research Design  (5 credits)
Tate Twinam, T 5:45-10:00 pm

BPOLST 509 Proseminar  (1 credit)
Bruce Kochis, 5:45-7:15 pm, Dates TBD

Elective Courses

BPOLST 595 Grantwriting and Grantsmanship (2 credits)
Andrea John-Smith
Dates TBD

Do you wonder what it takes to fund a great idea or program? This course orients students to the sometimes opaque world and power dynamics of nonprofit philanthropy - focused in particular on grant seeking. Students learn the language of grant seeking, and the practice of translating an idea to a compelling case for support, and then articulating that idea to a funder. Students also have the opportunity to learn about public prospect databases for researching funders who interests match with their programs.

Summer Quarter 

Required Courses

BPOLST 515 Capstone (6 credits)
Indepedent Study, by arrangement.  See Capstone Proposal.

BPOLST 509 Proseminar  (1 credit)
Bruce Kochis, 5:45-7:15 pm, Dates TBD

Electives, Independent Study

Please see and submit the appropriate petitions for these courses.

BPOLST 598 Directed Research
Meetings and faculty to be arranged

BPOLST 520 Policy Internship
Prerequisites: Policy Process; Statistics for Policy Studies
Meetings and faculty to be arranged

** This schedule is subject to change.

Outside Courses

Students wishing to receive elective credit for courses taken in other departments (either at UW Bothell or UW Seattle) must fill out a Request for Outside Coursework form and obtain faculty approval.

Prior Course Offerings