Career Opportunities

MPA Masters of Public Administration Woman at the Capitol building

A degree in public administration can open the door to a number a rewarding career opportunities with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, international non-governmental organizations (NGOs), social enterprises, private businesses, financial institutions and more. 

Public administration programs prepare students with essential skills for today’s work environment and allow you to bring your on-the-job experience into the classroom. 

EKU alumni are working with a number of institutions, including federal government agencies, state agencies, regional and local government, and nonprofit organizations.

MPA graduates serve in a variety of public administration jobs, including:

  • Policy analysts
  • Program managers
  • Budget analysts
  • Researchers
  •  Elected officials
  • Program evaluators
  • Grant writers
  • Community and economic development specialists
  • Government liaison specialists

Whether you are just starting out, or midway through your career, a master’s in public administration can help you make your mark as a public servant.