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Online Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.): Career Outlook

Fill the Need for Highly Skilled Public Administration Professionals

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Expert Faculty

Advance your public service career and take on management and leadership-level roles. EOU’s classes are taught by faculty with a wealth of public sector experience. You’ll be prepared with hands-on experience through fieldwork experiences with regional or local public sector entities, research projects, collaborative team exercises and case studies.

  • A rural-informed curriculum with a global perspective prepares you to be a well-rounded public administration professional
  • Hands-on learning opportunities, including team collaboration activities solving real-world issues prepare you for challenging roles

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Make a Difference with Public Administration Careers

Economic Development Director $78,601 per year1

City Manager $104,922 per year2

Community Development Manager $117,946 per year3

Government Relations Manager $136,689 per year4

Experience the Growth in Public Administration Careers

Multiple career paths that M.P.A. graduates pursue are growing. Our graduates are able to make an impact and experience career success in a variety of fields and specialties.

Program Outcomes and Skills Acquired

What You’ll Learn

Upon graduation, you’ll be able to:

Skills You’ll Gain

  • Leadership
  • Policy creation
  • Analytics
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.


Along with over 1,200 other universities and colleges, EOU is part of the Handshake network that houses jobs, careers and internships around the nation.

Learn more about career support services here.


  1. Economic Development Director Salary, Retrieved February 16, 2022,
  2. City Manager Salary, Retrieved February 16, 2022,
  3. Community Development Manager Salary, Retrieved February 16, 2022,
  4. Government Affairs Manager, Retrieved February 16, 2022,
  5. Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Retrieved February 16, 2022,