2019 Master of Public Administration (MPA) Employment Statistics

Given the diversity of interests and career objectives represented by CIPA 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-CIPA.  

*These tables reflect the Class of 2019’s employment rate with a 72% response rate 6 months after graduation.

 2019 Employment by Sector  Percentage of Students employed


2020 Master of Public Administration (MPA) Employment Statistics:

*   This data represents the Class of 2020’s employment rate with a 73% response rate as of May 12, 2021.  The Class of 2020 finished their degrees and graduated during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

% of respondents employed or pursuing graduate studies 100%
% Employed 96%
% Pursing further Graduate Studies 4%
Total 100%


Employed graduates work in the following sectors:

  • 47% joined private firms 
  • 25% of graduates took up work in the public sector or IGO's
  • 27% work at nonprofits or NGO's


Employment Distribution by Location:

  • 39.3% International 
  • 60.7% Domestic
  • 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