USC Price School of Public Policy

MPA Placements

The Career Services Office assists students in their job search. In concert with the MPA program’s mission, MPA graduates assume leadership public service positions whether in public, private, or nonprofit organizations and are helping improve governance and management of public and nonprofit organizations. Listed below is the distribution of MPA graduates in the types of public services positions they secure.

MPA GRADUATES 2009-10 2010-11 2009-2010 2010-2011
Pre-Service In-Service Pre-Service In-Service Other Other
Total Number of Graduates 27 46 21 61 3 1
National Government (US) 1 3 0 3 0 0
State Government (US) 4 10 3 4 0 0
Local Government (US) 4 6 1 10 1 1
Foreign Government 2 0 0 0 0 0
Nonprofit – domestic 4 9 6 19 1 0
Nonprofit – Int’l oriented 0 1 0 0 0 0
Private sector – research/consulting 2 3 2 3 0 0
Private sector – not research/consulting 2 2 2 4 0 0
Obtaining further education 1 0 0 0 0 0
Unemployed/td>120600
Status Unknown 6 10 7 12 1 0