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Earning a master’s in public administration offers many potential career paths and opens the doors to a broad range of careers. Graduates of the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs Master of Public Administration program hold a variety of public and private sector jobs both in Kansas, across the nation and internationally.

Positions held by Hugo Wall MPA alumni:

  • Assistant City Manager, City of Wichita
  • City Manager, City of Hutchinson
  • City Manager, City of Wichita Falls, Texas
  • Development Manager, City of Derby
  • Executive Director of Research, Wichita Public Schools
  • Finance Director, City of Corvallis, Ore.
  • Community Development Analyst, City of Long Beach, Cali.
  • County Manager, Routt County, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
  • Management Analyst, Yolo County, Woodland, Calif.
  • President, Goodwill Industries
  • National Operations Director, London nonprofit
  • Program Director, Catholic Charities
  • Chief Operations Officer, Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters

An MPA degree offers a variety of employment possibilities such as:

  • City Manager
  • Finance Director
  • Budget Analyst
  • Economic Development Director
  • City Clerk
  • Management Analyst
  • Public Works Director
  • Policy Analyst
  • Utility Director
  • County Manager
  • Program Director
  • City Administrator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Budget Director
  • Risk Manager
  • Contract Administrator
  • Research Analyst
  • Director of Development 
  • Associate Director of Philanthropy
  • Chief Financial Officer

See our Employment page for current public sector and nonprofit job openings in Kansas.

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