Career Opportunities

A degree in public administration can open the door to a number a rewarding career opportunities in the nonprofit, public and private sectors.

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. 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.

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

Job opportunities include:

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

Recent graduates are employed by:

  • University of Kentucky
  • Childcare Council of Kentucky
  • O’Charley’s LLC
  • City of Minneapolis
  • Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, Inc.