Careers of MPA Graduates

EMU MPA Alumni Overview

Want to know where our alumni live, what they do, where they work, and what job responsibilities they have? Explore our alumni overview [PDF].

Alumni Testimonials

Read about the impact the MPA degree has had on our alumni.

NASPAA Resources

Learn more about pursuing a public service degree and view employment data from the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration website.

Employment sector of 2017-18 graduates six months after graduating

  • 31% City, County or other Local Government (5 graduates)
  • 25% Status Unknown (4 graduates)
  • 13% Nonprofit Domestic-oriented (2 graduates)
  • 13% Private Sector - Not Research/Consulting (2 graduates)
  • 6% Obtaining Further Education (1 graduate)
  • 6% State Government (1 graduate)
  • 6% Unemployed (seeking employment) (1 graduate)

None of the 16 2017-18 graduates reported working for the federal government, international government, internationally oriented nonprofits, private sector (research or consulting), military service, or being unemployed (not seeking employment). The one graduate who reported to be unemployed but seeking employment six months after graduating is now employed in the field.

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