Various leaders and policymakers who have launched successful public policy careers hold a Master of Public Policy.* A broad range of career options is available for those who hold advanced degrees in public policy, including positions in governments at all levels, nonprofit organizations and NGOs, and higher education and at private-sector companies.

Walden’s Master of Public Policy (MPP) can prepare you for careers as a:

  • Policy analyst
  • Development manager
  • Grant writer
  • Nonprofit executive director
  • City government elected official
  • Government affairs director
  • Legislative analyst
  • Federal intelligence analyst
  • Health program analyst
  • Clinical research associate
  • Environmental analyst
  • Sustainability manager
  • Policy consultant
  • Communications director
  • News and politics editor
  • Policy reporter

*GoPublicService, “The MPA/MPP Degrees,” on the Internet at http://gopublicservice.org/degree.aspx (viewed online April 9, 2011).

†PublicServiceCareers.org, “Why Public Service? The Opportunity to Make a Difference!” on the Internet at http://www.publicservicecareers.org/index.asp?pageid=517 (viewed online April 9, 2011).

‡Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.


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