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, boasts of passionate students, an exceptional faculty, and a relevant, fresh curriculum. Three specialization tracks are offered: public management, metropolitan planning and urban affairs, and international public management. 

See more information about this degree program on the University Catalog:

Degree Requirements
Specialization Requirements

Based on our 2014 MPA survey, here is a list of current or most recent job titles our graduates held:

  • Public Affairs Specialist, US Small Business Administration

  • Administrative Intern, Suburban

  • Workforce Development Specialist, State of Ohio

  • Project Manager, Federal Government Agencies

  • Division Coordinator, Government Affairs

  • Director of Government Affairs, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director

  • United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

  • Contract Specialist, US Environmental Protection Agency

  • Public Engagement, U.S. General Services Administration

  • Department of Labor

  • Team Leader, Social Security Administration

  • Township Coordinator, Cook County Clerk's Office

  • Public Finance

  • Billing Specialist, Government Health Agency

  • Administrative Associate, American Bar Foundation

  • Budget Analyst, Chicago Public Schools

  • Paid Internship, County Health Department Office of Emergency Management

  • Promotional Space Analyst

  • Regional Business and Community Outreach Manager

  • Government Defense Contracts Administrator

  • Membership Administration Associate. Healthcare

  • Resolute Consulting - Account Executive for national public affairs firm headquartered in Chicago.

  • American University into a PhD in public administration program

  • Associate Classification and Compensation Analyst, City of Chicago

  • Cook County Board of Commissioners Staff

  • Project Analyst, Chicago Transit Authority

  • Director of Youth Programs and Services

  • Product Integrity Specialist

  • Logistics Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

  • Budget and Policy Analyst

  • Department of Homeland Security

  • Manager of Data and Research, University

  • Management Analyst

  • Analytics Specialist, eBay

  • Program Assistant, University

  • Major Gift Fundraising