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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 2011-2012, 2012-2013,2013-2014, and 2014-2015 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 2011-2012 MPPA GRADUATES 2012-2013 Graduates 2013-2014 Graduates 2014-2015 Graduates
National or central government in the same country as the program 1 2 2 0
State, provincial or regional government in the same country as the program 11 13 15 13
City, County, or other local government in the same country as the program 3 1 0 1
Foreign government (all levels) or international quasi-governmental 0 1 0 0
Nonprofit domestic-oriented 3 1 1 1
Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented 0 0 0 0
Private Sector - Research/Consulting 0 0 0 0
Private Sector but not research/consulting 2 6 5 4
Obtaining further education 3 4 3 0
Unemployed 0 0 0 0
Status Unknown 6 0 1 1
Total 29 28 27 20









2016 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 26 19 26 26

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