What kind of job will the MPA program prepare me for?
The MPA is a practitioner-focused degree. MPA alumni are working in federal, state, regional, and local government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Our graduates serve as policy analysts, program managers, budget analysts, researchers, elected officials, program evaluators, community and economic development specialists. Through the core curriculum, students gain experience and knowledge in public management, budgeting, public finance, research and policy analysis, and program evaluation. Specialization classes allow students to fine tune the skills and knowledge they will need in their chosen subfield.