MPA Overview
Mission Statement & Objectives
Overview of MPA Program (PPT)
Frequently Asked Questions
Admission to the MPA Program
Graduation & Employment Rates
Out of State & International Students

Getting Started
MPA Personal Datasheet (PDF)
Financial Assistance
Getting Started
Student Technology Resources

Resources & Program Info
MPA Personnel
MPA Style Manual
MPA Handbook (PDF)
Expected Student Competencies
Our Professional Values
Core Curriculum and Areas of Emphasis
Internship Requirements
Professional Paper
MPA Diversity Plan
Tuition and Fees

Post Degree
Post-Grad Intern & Fellowships

Other Options
Grad. Cert. in Security Studies
Grad. Cert. Public Management and Leadership

Go Global: MPA/MPP Degrees Make a World of Difference


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:

https://www.ncesc1.com/individual/jobSearch/jobSearchmain.asp: This site is maintained by the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina.

https://www.usajobs.gov/StudentsAndGrads: This site is also maintained by the US Office of Personnel Management.

NCCCMA (North Carolina City County Managers Association) is the principal organization for city and county managers in the state. Its web site also contains various internship and employment opportunities. http://www.ncmanagers.org/memberinfo/pages/jobs.aspx

ICMA (International City Managers Association) is the principal professional organization for city managers, both nationally and internationally. Its web site contains mostly employment opportunities. http://www.icma.org/nextGen/

http://www.firescience.org/public-administration-degree-programs-online/: This site addresses various public safety and service career fields.

Illustrative Placements of our Graduates:

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 Housing and Urban Development
Defense Intelligence Agency
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

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