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.