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Employment Outcomes

Master of Public Administration (MPA) Employment Statistics

Given the diversity of interests and career objectives represented by Brooks MPA Students, their postgraduate activities are regularly distributed across three primary sectors: public, private, and non-profit. In addition, some students go on to pursue further graduate degrees post-MPA Program.

Representative Employers


  • Cornell University, Office of Engagement Initiatives, Program Manager
  • EcoAgriculture Partners, Development Associate
  • International Food Policy Research Institute, Proposal Coordinator
  • Omar Dengo Foundation, Fundraising and Project Officer, Costa Rica
  • UNICEF, Policy Advocacy and Communication Consultant
  • World Affairs Council, Program Officer


  • CCS, Executive Director
  • Deloitte Tax LLP, Credits & Incentives, Consultant
  • Guidehouse, Experienced Associate
  • Moody’s Analytics, Consultant
  • NextEra Energy, Regulatory Affairs Analyst
  • Success Academy Charter Schools, Manager


  • City of Issaquah, Washington, Budget Analyst
  • City of NY OMB, Housing & Economic Development Taskforce, Analyst
  • Howard County Public Schools, Educator
  • Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, Leadership Fellow
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Office of Pricing & Living Conditions, Economist
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office, Analyst
  • U.S. State Department, Foreign Service Officer
  • UNICEF, Policy Advocacy & Communications Consultant
  • World Bank, Consultant

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