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Master of Public Administration (MPA)

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MPA Alumni

We're fortunate to have an inspiring group of professional advisors and successful alumni behind the MPA program, and incorporate their diverse wisdom and perspective into our program. As a student, you have access to Marist alumni from your first day and you can be certain that whenever you have questions or seek advice, they will respond. During your studies, you have access to these individuals via the online alumni directory, mentoring programs, conferences, international alumni gatherings, and numerous informal activities and events. A partial list of the organizations where our alumni are currently employed includes the following:

Organizations, Agencies, and Non-Profit Groups with Marist MPA Alumni

  • American Heart Association
  • Red Cross
  • NY City Police Department and NY State Police
  • Various City/Town Governments
  • Military, Department of Homeland Security
  • Not-for-profit Agencies
  • Higher Education
  • Local Hospitals

Employment Outcomes for MPA Students

Most MPA students enter and graduate from the program already employed in the public or nonprofit sector. Based on exit surveys of 56 students, all who answered were employed within six months of graduation. Most were working in the public sector - nearly evenly split between state government and local government. Students also reported working for the national government, domestic nonprofits, and in the private sector.