Career and Academic Opportunities
The Double Owl Pathway in Human Services-Public Administration is an ideal program for students desiring a career in public service, including public or nonprofit management, and/or public policy. As public institutions become more complex, if you can navigate the internal politics of large organizations, you will be highly valued – regardless if the organization is private sector, government, or other nonprofit. The focus on critical thinking and people management skills makes an MPA the advanced degree of the future.
The Pathway provides a focused and interactive educational experience designed to equip students desiring a career in public service with the requisite knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
Students who completed the Human Services undergraduate major and Master of Public administration have gone onto careers in executive management, program development, fund development, and volunteer management for nonprofit organizations; the Peace Corps; public and program management at the local and state level; higher education administration and program development in the area of student retention and advising services; health care management; and community development. Some graduates also complete a second master’s in the areas of Business Administration, Social Work, and Public Health or a Ph.D. in Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Health, Social Work or obtain a Juris Doctorate.