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

  • ​Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Senior Policy Research and Analysis
  • 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 Executive
  • 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, Loca​​l Planning & Programs
  • Contractor Operations Supervisor
  • Executive Director