Graduates of this program will be well-prepared for a number of occupations across an array of areas, including government and politics, health, nonprofit, and public affairs. Students can prepare for a career in a variety of roles, including:

  • City manager
  • Department head
  • Government relations officer
  • Public health administrator
  • Health department manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Budget manager
  • Operations manager
  • Management analyst
  • Head of a nongovernmental organization (NGO)
  • Human services agency manager


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


Elizabeth Brown

Elizabeth Brown

MPA Graduate
I wish to pursue a PhD in Public Policy and Administration. It will be very beneficial to me because I can complete the program faster than normal based on my academic achievements in the same department.
My master’s degree has allowed me to make a bigger impact in my volunteer work at the nonprofit I founded.
In the hour I spent talking with Walden’s admissions advisor, I completely changed my career ambition. To this day, I am still on that path.
Gabirel Takang MPA Graduate
Gabriel Takang
Diana Shaw MPP Graduate
Diana Shaw
Seth Barnett MPA Graduate
Seth Barnett
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