Career Statistics

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

(Most recent data available; due to rounding, percentages may not always add up to 100%)

124 graduates, 117 reported (94%)
Known employed: 105 (98%)
Continuing for further degree: 10 (6%)
Actively job seeking: 2 (2%)

Government employment (all levels): 42% 
Nonprofit sector employment: 30% 
Private sector employment: 25%
Academic staff in colleges and universities: 4%

Employment Patterns by Degree

Master of Public Policy (MPP): 78 graduates, 75 reported (96%) 
Known employed: 67 (98.5%)
Continuing for further degree: 7 (9%)
Actively job seeking: 1 (1.5%)

Government employment: 37% 
Nonprofit employment: 39%
Private sector employment: 18%
Academic staff: 6%

Master of Science in Science, Technology, & Environmental Policy (MS–STEP):
7 graduates, 7 reported (100%)

Known employed: 6 (100%)
Continuing for further degree: 1 (14%)
Actively job seeking: 0 (0%)

Government employment: 25% 
Nonprofit employment: 25%
Private sector employment: 25%
Academic staff: 25%

Master of Urban & Regional Planning (MURP): 32 graduates, 30 reported (94%) 
Known employed: 29 (100%)
Continuing to further degree: 1 (3%)
Actively job seeking: 0 (0%)

Government employment: 30% 
Nonprofit employment: 28%
Private sector employment: 42%

Master of Development Practice (MDP): 6 graduates, 5 reported (83%) 
Known employed: 3 (75%)
Continuing to further degree: 1 (2%)
Actively job seeking: 1 (25%)

Government employment: 24% 
Nonprofit employment: 25%
Private sector employment: 38%
Academic staff: 13%

Master of Public Affairs (MPA) (mid-career) 2016 Graduates

31 graduates, 29 reported (94%)
Known employed: 26 (96%)
Actively job seeking: 1 (4%)
Not seeking employment (retired): 2

Government employment: 42% 
Nonprofit employment: 21%
Private sector employment: 5%
Academic staff: 32%

Office of Career & Professional Development

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

612-624-8162