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%

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 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)

31 graduates, 29 reported (93.5%)

  • Known employed: 26 (96%)
  • Continuing to further degree: 0
  • Actively job seeking: 1 (4%)
  • Not seeking: 2 (retired)
  • Available for employment: 27
  • Government employment: 39%
  • Non-Profit employment: 15%
  • Private Sector Employment: 23%
  • Academic staff: 23%

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%
Office of Career & Professional Development

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

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