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When you earn a Master of Public Administration degree at Ohio University, you can prepare to lead public sector, emergency and crisis management, nonprofit and governmental organizations. Overall employment in management occupations is projected to grow 8 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations.1
Unlock limitless potential with a MPA degree. Explore diverse opportunities in analytics, nonprofit management and community services, leveraging your master's level skills for a rewarding career. The salaries listed represent the median annual salaries.
Ohio University's Master of Public Administration degree gives you specialized knowledge and skills in public policy, governance, finance and management so that you can make a significant impact in the public sector. As you pursue advanced roles in government, nonprofits and more, your degree can equip you with the expertise to address complex societal challenges and foster positive change in your community. You can also position yourself for long-term success in a fulfilling career dedicated to public service.
Your MPA degree can offer a distinct advantage in career advancement and earning potential. Top executives typically need a bachelor's or master's degree in an area related to their field of work; top executives of large corporations may require a master’s degree.1 With several potential MPA career paths, one option is emergency management leadership:
Ohio University's Career & Student Success Center offers a variety of expert, personalized career services specifically for business students and alumni. With OHIO's Career Acceleration Team (GradCAT), you will also have access to four months of support from a dedicated team that includes a personal career coach, a branding expert and a career concierge. Our alumni benefit from a proprietary technology platform and one free coaching session each year – for life.
We offer convenient, live coaching via video conference or by phone to help you prepare for career success and maximize your professional potential. We help you determine your career goals, then ensure you have the resources you need to achieve them.
Put your best foot forward and stand out to employers with helpful templates, detailed best-practice guidelines and more. We also offer job search tools like personal assessments, professional development webinars and online resources that can be accessed anywhere, anytime through our industry-leading technology platform.
OHIO students can also participate in free professional development sessions led by industry experts. These live, virtual sessions cover topics like career self-concept, basic job search skills, and how to qualify for promotions and prepare for leadership opportunities.