Common Goal

Our students represent a wide variety of interests and backgrounds. Students come to the program with undergraduate degrees ranging from economics and political science to psychology and music. Regardless of their background, our students share a common goal—a commitment to a service-based career. They are interested in things like facilitating philanthropic giving, fostering economic development, creating policy to improve the lives of those in need, strengthening international relations, and improving the impact of nonprofit, education, healthcare, and arts organizations.

Upon graduation our students join a vast network of fellow alumni who work in the public and social sectors in forty-nine states and in more than forty countries. Our alumni hold leadership positions in federal, state, and local governments, in nonprofit organizations, in healthcare, in philanthropic foundations, and in education. Graduates of our program remain closely connected to the program and to each other throughout their careers.

mpa students displaying their talents