USC Price School of Public Policy

MPA Placements

16917213882_7ddbffc843_nPrice MPA graduates assume leadership roles in public, private, and nonprofit organizations, improve governance and management of organizations, and understand best practices in both a local and global context.

Below is the category distribution for recent MPA graduates in terms 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