Career Statistics

MPP, MURP, MDP, MS–STEP Graduates, 2018

These numbers reflect the most recent data available; due to rounding, percentages may not always add up to 100%

143 graduates, 131 reported (92%)

  • Known employed: 120 (92%)
  • Continuing for further degree: 6 (5%)
  • Actively job seeking: 5 (4%)
  • Government employment (all levels): 40% 
  • Nonprofit sector employment: 25% 
  • Private sector employment: 27%
  • Academic staff in colleges and universities: 8%

Employment Patterns by Degree

MASTER OF DEVELOPMENT PRACTICE (MDP)

16 graduates, 14 reported (83%) 

  • Known employed: 12 (86%)
  • Continuing to further degree: 1 (7%)
  • Actively job seeking: 1 (7%)
  • Government employment: 8% 
  • Nonprofit employment: 58%
  • Private sector employment: 17%
  • Academic staff: 17%

MASTER OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS (MPA) (MID-CAREER)

31 graduates, 26 reported (84%)

  • Known employed: 23 (88%)
  • Continuing to further degree: 0 (0%)
  • Actively job seeking: 1 (4%)
  • Not seeking: 2 (retired) (8%)
  • Government employment: 26%
  • Non-Profit employment: 9%
  • Private Sector Employment: 26%
  • Academic staff: 39%

Master of Public Policy (MPP)

70 graduates, 62 reported (89%) 

  • Known employed: 55 (89%)
  • Continuing for further degree: 4 (7%)
  • Actively job seeking: 3 (5%)
  • Government employment: 45% 
  • Nonprofit employment: 24%
  • Private sector employment: 24%
  • Academic staff: 7%

Master of Science in Science, Technology, & Environmental Policy (MS–STEP) 

11 graduates, 10 reported (91%)

  • Known employed: 10 (100%)
  • Continuing for further degree: 0 (0%)
  • Actively job seeking: 0 (0%)
  • Government employment: 50% 
  • Nonprofit employment: 10%
  • Private sector employment: 30%
  • Academic staff: 10%

Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP)

40 graduates, 39 reported (98%) 

  • Known employed: 37 (95%)
  • Continuing to further degree: 1 (3%)
  • Actively job seeking: 1 (3%)
  • Government employment: 43% 
  • Nonprofit employment: 19%
  • Private sector employment: 35%
  • Academic staff: 3%
Office of Career & Professional Development

Humphrey School of Public Affairs
280 Humphrey School
301 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

612-624-8162