What Type of Career Can I Pursue with a Graduate Degree in Public Policy?
The type of career one can pursue upon completing a degree in public policy or international affairs is limitless - our graduates go on to pursue lifelong, rewarding careers in public service. Some pursue careers domestically within federal, state, and local governments. Others pursue careers abroad for the State Department, USAID, the UN, and non-governmental and non-profit organizations, and the lists goes on and on.
The best advice is to pursue a career in a policy area that you are most passionate – it may be education, food policy, healthcare, poverty, security & intelligence, human rights & international law, science & technology, etc. You are likely to find an organization that equally cares about the same issues you are passionate about and they are seeking talented policy professionals to work for them.
Refer to the National Association of Schools of Public Policy and Administration's (NASPAA) Career Resources section of their website for more information on careers in public policy. Additionally, you may refer to The Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) for more information on careers in international affairs.