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Employment of MPPA Graduates

Master of Public Policy and Administration graduates go on to serve in management and upper-level positions in numerous settings including: local, state, and federal government; nonprofit organizations; government affairs and relations entities; human resources; policy centers; international affairs; private corporations; hospitals; and universities.

Employment statistics for Master of Public Policy and Administration students that graduated during the 2012-2017 academic years are listed below. This table along with the pie chart detail the number of students employed within the field of Public Administration and/or Policy within six months of graduation.




Employment Setting 2012-2013 MPPA GRADUATES 2013-2014 Graduates 2014-2015 Graduates 2015-2016 Graduates 2016-2017 Graduates
National or central government in the same country as the program 2 2 0 1 3
State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program 13 15 13 5 8
City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program 1 0 1 2 1
Foreign government (all levels) or international quasi-governmental 1 0 0 0 0
Nonprofit domestic-oriented 1 1 1 0 0
Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented 0 0 0 0 0
Private Sector - Research/Consulting 0 0 0 0 1
Private Sector but not research/consulting 6 5 4 5 2
Obtaining further education 4 3 0 0 1
Military Service 0 0 0 0 1
Unemployed 0 0 0 0 0
Status Unknown 0 1 1 0 1
Total 28 27 20 13 18









2017 MSU MPPA Annual NASPAA Report Graduation Rate Data

The pie-chart and table below examine how many students graduated within the program defined time-to-degree length of 2 years.







Initially Enrolled Graduated in 100% of Degree Program Length Graduated in 150% of Degree Program Length Graduated in 200% of Degree Program Length
Total Number of Students 29 28 28 28

Additional Information:

For some broader field specific data please review the NASPAA Annual Accreditation Data Report. The report details the state of accredited program in public service education.
http://accreditation.naspaa.org/for-students/

Contact Info

Department of Political Science
and Public Administration
Department Phone: 662.325.2711
Department Fax: 662.325.2716
Mailing Address: P. O. Box PC
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Department Office: 105 Bowen Hall
Email address:polscipubadm@pspa.msstate.edu