Department of Political Science


The MPA faculty are committed to helping students pursue meaningful career opportunities. Through the development of internship opportunities, networking with MPA graduates, and established working relationships with federal, state, and local government agencies, faculty assist students in identifying potential job opportunities. Approximately two-thirds of the program's enrolled students work in the public sector and so provide faculty with additional contacts. In addition the university's Office of Cooperative Education and the Office of Career Services develop and identify numerous internship and job opportunities in federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as opportunities in nonprofit organizations.

Here are several useful web sites for employment opportunities after graduation:

Graduate of the East Carolina's MPA Program are working in positions with a number of governmental and non-governmental entities. Here are some examples.

Federal Positions

  • National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Department of the Navy Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of Transportation
  • Rural Electric Administration
  • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
  • Government Accountability Office

    State Positions

  • North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
  • Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Office of Budget and Management
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • State Department Human Health Services
  • Community Insurance Office
  • North Carolina Community College System
  • NC Department of Transportation
  • East Carolina University
  • Beaufort Community College

    Local Positions

  • County, Town, and City Managers & Assistant Managers
  • County Director of Social Services
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Police Officers and Chiefs
  • County Health Director
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • City Planning Officials or Directors

    Nonprofit and Private Sector Positions

  • Research Triangle Institute
  • Chowan Hospital Administrator
  • Lenoir County Hospital, Personnel
  • Chowan College, Development
  • American Red Cross
  • Embarq (Sprint)
  • Pamlico Tar River Foundation

    Overview of MPA Program (PPT)
    Frequently Asked Questions
    Admission to the MPA Program
    MPA Graduation and Employment Rates
    Out of State & International Students
    MPA Personal Datasheet (PDF)
    Financial Assistance
    Getting Started in Your Graduate Program
    Student Technology Resources
    MPA Style Manual
    Grad. Cert. in Community Health Admin.
    Community Health Admin. Gainful Employment Info.

    MPA Handbook (PDF)
    Mission Statement & Objectives
    Expected Student Competencies
    Our Professional Values
    Core Curriculum and Areas of Emphasis
    Internship Requirements
    Professional Paper
    Post-Grad Intern & Fellowships
    Grad. Cert. in Security Studies

    Dept. of Political Science, Brewster A-124, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353
    Phone (252) 328-6189
    Fax (252) 328-4134