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Master of Public Affairs (MoPA)

The Master of Public Affairs Program resides in the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good. The McCarthy Center at USF inspires and equips students to lead lives of ethical public service both in their careers and their communities.

Careers that Make a Difference

MOPA graduates are prepared to pursue careers in nonprofits, governmental offices, political entities, and the private sector. Alumni of the program are currently employed in a variety of positions, including:

  • Capital Budget and Economic Development Coordinator, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President
  • Press Assistant, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
  • Project Manager, California Association of Non-Profits
  • Campaign Manager, District 7 Supervisor Campaign
  • Account Executive, Singer Associates, Inc. (public relations)
  • International Public Policy & Campaign Organizer, United Healthcare Workers West
  • Program Coordinator, Emerge California
  • Outreach Coordinator, Monument Crisis Center