MPA, MPP, or MBA: Which Is Right For You?

Within the public sector, the graduate degree professionals decide to pursue is largely based on their chosen career path. But with so many leadership opportunities available in nonprofit, government, law, and the military, which degree would suit you best: a Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Master of Public Policy (MPP), or a Master of Business Administration (MBA)?

For professionals looking to advance their careers in the public sector, it can be overwhelming to decide which graduate degree to pursue. Collectively, an MPA, MBA, or MPP offer an opportunity for students to strengthen various skill sets, from data and human resources management, to policy implementation and business strategy.

In our latest infographic, we define each graduate program, describe potential career paths, and highlight the similarities and differences between the MPA, MBA, and MPP.

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