Careers and Outcomes

Strong employment demand

Individuals who can tackle the unique and challenging issues that define the public agenda are needed to find effective solutions. Through your expertise, you can provide leadership, financial management and even policy analysis to today’s most high-profile problems. Typical public sector careers may include:

  • Assistant city manager
  • Executive director
  • Director of economic development
  • Program director
  • Project manager
  • Transportation planning specialist

Leading the way

Public sector professionals are sought for their unique leadership qualities. Median salaries for public sector professionals in the United States are upward of $60,000.

Career and internship opportunities are available. You can also learn more about these opportunities through the Career Center located in Carrington and Glass halls.


Of the thirteen students who graduated in the 2014-2015 academic year, 85% were employed within six months of graduation.

These are broken down as follows: 

  • Federal government: 2 
  • State government: 1 
  • City, county or other local government: 4
  • Nonprofit domestic-oriented: 1 
  • Private sector (research/consulting): 1 
  • Private sector (not research or consulting): 1 
  • Obtaining further education: 1
  • Unemployed (not seeking employment): 1 
  • Status unknown: 1 

Total: 13 

Of the eleven students who were initially enrolled in the 2010-2011 academic year, 45% graduated in two years and 91% graduated within four years of enrollment.