Placement and Career Outcomes

USF Master of Public Administration

The University of San Francisco Master of Public Administration program prepares students for professional success in career positions in public, private and nonprofit agencies. 

Each year the USF School of Management surveys MPA graduates to confirm where and how they are applying their education. A substantial proportion work in state and local government. Social service agencies, private sector contractors, and healthcare systems are significant employers as well. 
NASPAA accreditation indicates the USF Master of Public Administration program contributes to the knowledge, research, and practice of public service, has established measurable goals and outcomes and uses information about its performance to guide program improvement."

2016 Time to Completion by Campus / Modality

    Time to Graduation   
CAMPUS/
MODALITY
Enrolled Two Years Three Years Four Years
San Francisco 32 26 29 29

Sacramento

22 21 21 21
South Bay 12 12 12 12
Santa Rosa 11 10 10 10
Total 77 69 72 72

 

    Time to Graduation   
CAMPUS/
MODALITY
Enrolled Two Years Three Years Four Years
San Francisco 100% 81% 91% 91%
Sacramento 100% 95% 95% 95%
South Bay 100% 100% 100% 100%
Santa Rosa 100% 91% 91% 91%
Total 100% 90% 94% 94%

 

Placement Profiles

The following data reflects the placement profile of each individual class from 2017 to 2014.

 


Employment by Sector: Government, Nonprofit, and Private

These data indicate trending balances between government, nonprofit, and private sector positions.


2017

45% Government

26% Nonprofits

30% Private Sector


 

2016

50% Government

19% Nonprofits

22% Private Sector


2015

50% Government

31% Nonprofits

19% Private Sector


2014

64% Government

23% Nonprofits

13% Private Sector


2013

45% Government

16% Nonprofits

39% Private Sector


2012

46% Government

32% Nonprofits

22% Private Sector


2011

38% Private Sector

33% Nonprofits

29% Government

Recent graduates and alumni of our MPA program are employed in administrative and management positions at all levels of government, in health service organizations, in public safety and nonprofit agencies.

Employers of our Recent Alumni

CITY/COUNTY/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

    • City and County of San Francisco
    • City of Albany
    • City of Berkeley
    • City of Elk Grove
    • City of San Jose
    • City of Santa Clarita
    • Contra Costa County
    • County of San Luis Obispo
    • County of San Mateo
    • County of Santa Clara
    • Marin County
    • Napa County
    • Plumas County
    • Port of Oakland
    • Portola Valley
    • Redwood City
    • Village of Wauconda, IL

STATE/regional GOVERNMENT

      • Agricultural Labor Relations Board
      • California State Assembly
      • CalRecycle
      • First District Court of Appeal of California
      • Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District
      • Hawaii State House of Representatives
      • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
      • State of California Department of Fish and Wildlife
      • State of California Department of General Services
      • State of California Department of Health Care Services
      • State of California Department of Rehabilitation
      • State of California Department of Social Services
      • State of California Department of Technology
      • State of California Employment Development Department

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

      • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
      • Social Security Administration
      • The Presidio Trust
      • Travis Air Force Base
      • U.S. Department of Energy
      • U.S. Department of Justice
      • U.S. Department of Labor
      • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

PRIVATE SECTOR

      • Deloitte
      • Fannie Mae
      • Fenwick & West
      • Genentech
      • Johnson & Johnson
      • Keller Williams
      • Pacific Gas & Electric
      • Raytheon
      • Wells Fargo
      • Yelp

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

      • BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt
      • Catholic Charities
      • California Partnership to End Domestic Violence
      • East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation
      • Hmong Cultural Center of Butte County
      • Institute for Local Government
      • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
      • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
      • Youth Radio

HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

      • Contra Costa County Health Services
      • Dignity Health
      • Hawaii Public Health Institute
      • HealthRIGHT360
      • Kaiser Permanente
      • Kaweah Delta Health Care District
      • Marin Community Clinic
      • Northern California Medical Associates
      • Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego
      • San Francisco Department of Public Health
      • Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital
      • Shasta Regional Medical Center
      • Stanford Health Care
      • Stanford University Medical Center
      • Sutter Health
      • UC Davis Health System
      • UCSF Medical Center
      • Valley Health Plan

EDUCATION

      • Clovis Unified School District
      • Fremont Union High School District
      • Hayward Unified School District
      • Peregrine School
      • San Francisco Unified School District
      • Stanford University
      • The Peninsula College Fund
      • UC Davis
      • UC Office of the President
      • UC San Francisco
      • University of San Francisco
      • WestEd

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SERVICE

    • Fairfax Police Department
    • Oakland Police Department
    • Sacramento Police Department
    • San Francisco Department of Emergency Management
    • San Francisco Police Department
    • San Francisco Sheriff’s Office