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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 2014-2019 academic years are listed below. The table below details the number of students employed within the field of Public Administration and/or Policy within six months of graduation.




Employment Setting 2014-2015 Graduates 2015-2016 Graduates 2016-2017 Graduates 2017-2018 Graduates 2018-2019 Graduates
National or central government in the same country as the program 0 1 3 1 0
State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program 13 5 8 3 11
City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program 1 2 1 1 0
Foreign government (all levels) or international quasi-governmental 0 0 0 0 0
Nonprofit domestic-oriented 1 0 0 0 0
Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented 0 0 0 0 0
Private Sector - Research/Consulting 0 0 1 1 0
Private Sector but not research/consulting 4 5 2 4 1
Obtaining further education 0 0 1 1 1
Military Service 0 0 1 2 0
Unemployed 0 0 0 0 0
Status Unknown 1 0 1 0 1
Total 20 13 18 13 14



MSU Master of Public Policy & Administration Annual NASPAA Report Graduation Rate Data

The table below details how many students graduated within the program defined time-to-degree length of 2 years. This data is for students initially enrolled in the 2014-2015 academic year.

Initially Enrolled Graduated within 2 years Graduated within 3 years Graduated in 200% of Degree Program Length
Total Number of Students 19 14 16 16

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