2018 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.

 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

Salaries