Master of Public Administration

Career Opportunities for Master of Public Administration Graduates

Today’s public administrators must be strategic and flexible to respond to the needs of their communities, navigate complex ethical and legal issues, and operate within increasingly limited budgets. Luckily, these skills are well-compensated. The average mid-career Master of Public Administration holder earns $62,142 per year, and more than 20% of responding Norwich Master of Public Administration graduates earn more than $90,000*.

A degree from Norwich’s online Master of Public Administration program can help you advance within your current organization or serve as the foundation for a variety of careers in nearly any sector.

Our graduates work in a variety of roles, including:

  • Assistant Director of Public Works
  • Audit Supervisor
  • City Public Works Manager
  • Director of Environmental Quality
  • Director of Public Works
  • District Division Chief
  • Finance Manager
  • Litigation Manager Specialist
  • Manager of Global Sponsorship Services
  • Parks and Recreation Director
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Senior Budget Analyst
  • Senior Special Agent
  • Town Manager

Our alumni have held positions at top organizations, including*:


  • De Leon Springs State Park
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Secret Service

Private Sector

  • Dulles International Airport
  • State Farm Mutual Insurance Company
  • Carlisle Early Education Center

Nonprofit Sector

  • Burlington County Board of Social Services
  • Save the Children
  • Public Health Management Corporation
  • Tri County Community Action Programs Inc.

**Source: Norwich University Master of Public Administration Graduate Survey, fielded March 2014

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