2018 Master of Public Administration (MPA) Employment Statistics

Within nine months of graduation, 92% of the class of 2018 was employed or pursuing further graduate degrees. Given the diversity of interests and career objectives represented at CIPA, postgraduate activities are regularly distributed across three primary sectors: public, private, and non-profit.

 Employment by Sector

  • 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 

Employment by Sector:

  • Public/IGO 29%
  • Nonprofit/NGO 24%
  • Private 41%
  • Education 6%

Domestic Salaries:

  • Public/IGO $58,000
  • Nonprofit/NGO $48,000
  • Private $70,000