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Earning an MPA will prepare students for management roles in a variety of organizations. MPA graduates have the flexibility and education to work in all sectors, but tend to gravitate towards the public and nonprofit areas. Within six months, approximately half of those graduating with an MPA are working in government at some level (according to NASPAA). Between both government and nonprofit opportunities, graduates are sure to find a field of work that best suits their personality, skills, and goals.  

While many MPA graduates are employed by the various levels of government and nonprofits, many work in the private sector as well. Those in the private sector are more likely to be conducting research or consulting.

Other Resources

  • What Can I Do With This Major? - Provides an overview of the available career paths in Public Administration, along with information and strategies for aiding your entry into the field.
  • My Plan - Briefly describes what comprises a major, what degrees are available for it, and it's popularity. Also includes related careers broken down into tier 1 (highly related) and tier 2 (somewhat related).
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