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The WKU MPA Program is ideal for people who want to shape the future - both for themselves and their communities. It provides the knowledge and skills which are necessary in order to pursue a career in a variety of local, state, federal, and non-profit organizations.


WKU Recent and Past MPA Grads are Working as:


* Director/Manager for non-profit agency

* County Judge Executive (CJE's)

* Director of Regional Airport

* Manager of Area Development District

* Public Health Department Manager

* Public school administrator or college president

* National and state campaign manager


For a complete list of WKU Recent and Past MPA Employment, click below:

2007 Alumni Careers

2013 Alumni Careers

Post Graduate Employment by Sector



Possible careers include:


* Personnel Management Specialist

* City Manager

* Public Information Officer

* Program Analyst

* Investigator

* Labor Relations Manager

* Parole Agent

* Field Examiner

* Regional Administrator

* Executive Director

* Administrative Technician

* Consultant


Professional Organizations

Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA)

The American Society for Public Administration (ASPA)

Kentucky Political Science Association (KPSA)

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 Last Modified 9/22/17