DePaul University College of LAS > Departments > School of Public Service > Graduate Programs > Master of Public Administration

Public Administration (MPA)

Degree Chair: Robert Stokes, PhD

The Master of Public Administration (MPA) is designed for students wanting government careers. This degree, like the others in the School of Public Service, can boast of passionate students, an exceptional faculty, and a relevant, fresh curriculum. Three specialization tracks are offered: public management, metropolital planning and urban affairs, and international public management.

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Degree Requirements

Specialization Requirements

Based on our 2013 MPA survey, here is a list of current or most recent job titles our graduates held:

Department of Veteran Affairs
Administrative Support Specialist
Senior Policy Research and Analyst
PhD Student/Teaching Assistant for undergraduate statistics
Workforce Development Specialist
Recruiting Manager
Special Assistant to the Director of Governmental Affairs/Division Coordinator
Vice President for Student Affairs
Revenue Investigator
Consultant for the Chicago Community Trust
Crew Leader, Census Bureau US Dept. Of Commerce 
Administrative Associate 
Public Policy & Communications Manager
Police Lieutenant
Management Fellow
Law school graduate sitting for the bar exam
Information Systems Manager 
Assistant Director of Development for Knowledge Management
Administrative Coordinator
Program Development Internship 
Office Manager
Contract Outcomes Analyst
Client Relationship Manager
Program & Research Manager
Program Analyst
Field Interviewer
Division Manager, Local Planning & Programs
Contractor Operations Supervisor
Executive Director