Placement and Career Outcomes

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) program prepares students for professional success in career positions in public, private, and nonprofit agencies.

Each year the 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.

Industry


Based on graduates from the Class of 2020 who found full-time roles, launched a company, or returned to a family business.


Job Functions


Based on graduates from the Class of 2020 who found full-time roles, launched a company, or returned to a family business.


Average Salary


$80,971

Average starting salary reported by students (Class of 2020)

Employers

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

CITY/COUNTY/LOCAL GOVERNMENT

STATE/REGIONAL GOVERNMENT

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

PRIVATE SECTOR

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS

EDUCATION

PUBLIC SAFETY AND SERVICE