Job Placements

For the MPP class of 2017, 96% of graduates were employed or enrolled in a continuing education program a year after graduation. Of those, 44 percent work in the nonprofit sector, 24 percent in consulting, 20 percent in education, 8 percent in foundations and 4 percent in state or local government. Our 2017 MPP graduates concentrated in poverty alleviation (25 percent), health (17 percent), and children, youth and families (25 percent). Forty-two percent had a dual degree with the MBA program.

Here is a sample of positions held by recent Heller School MPP graduates.

  • Analyst, Abt Associates
  • Research and Evaluation Fellow, All Our Kin
  • Chief Operating Officer, Boston Public Market
  • Career Development Center Analyst, Brandeis University
  • State Policy Fellow, Budget and Tax Center at the North Carolina Justice Center
  • Asset Management Analyst, The Community Builders
  • Foundation Fellow, Congressional Black Caucus
  • Policy Analyst, Council of State Governments - Justice Center
  • Medicaid/MassHealth Project Manager, Department of Public Health/MassHealth
  • Project Manager, Episcopal Health Foundation
  • Director of Programs, Hockomock YMCA
  • Legislative Analyst, Honolulu City Council
  • Portfolio Associate, Jacobson Family Foundation
  • Health Policy and Communications Fellow, Lown Institute
  • Focus40 Transportation Fellow, Massachusetts Department of Transportation
  • Health Policy Associate, Massachusetts Health Policy Commission
  • Sustainability Fellow, Meister Consultants Group
  • Manager, New Profit
  • Health Policy and Contracting Specialist, Partners HealthCare
  • Program Officer, Reaching Out MBA
  • Research Health Economist, RTI International
  • Legislative Analyst, State of Arkansas Bureau of Legislative Research
  • PhD student, University of Maryland