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School of Public and International Affairs (SPIA)

Graduation Rates, Job Placement, and Internships

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    Graduation Rates 

    Degree Completion within % of Designed Program Length

    Term Entered MPA

    Number Newly Enrolled 100% 150%  200%
    Fall 2009 35 23 26 29
    66% 74% 83%
    Fall 2010 53 33 38 42
    62% 72% 79%
    Fall 2011 37 23 28 31
    62% 76% 84%
    Fall 2012 29 18 20 22
    62% 69% 76%
    Fall 2013 30 19 23 26
    63% 77% 87%
    Fall 2014 39 22 28 32
    56% 72% 82%

     

    Total MPA Enrollment

    • Fall 2011: 81
    • Fall 2012: 67
    • Fall 2013: 63
    • Fall 2014: 78
    • Fall 2015: 87
    • Fall 2016: 81
    • Fall 2017: 82
    • Fall 2018: 80
    • Fall 2019: 43

    Job Placement

    Status 2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
    Federal Government 1 5 4 4
    State Government 1 2 6 3
    Local Government 11 9 9 9
    International Government/Nonprofit 1 0 2 0
    Domestic Nonprofit 13 4 5 4
    Private-Research 0 0 0 3
    Private-Nonresearch 2 3 3 2
    Obtaining further education 0 0 0 0
    Unemployed (not seeking employment) 0 0 0 0
    Unemployed (seeking employment) 2 1 0 0
    Unknown 0 1 0 2
    Total 31 25 29

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    Our M.P.A. graduates are leaders in local, state, and federal government, nonprofit corporations, universities and colleges, and private businesses throughout the Dayton region, Ohio, the United States, and internationally.

    Graduates of our M.P.A. program typically gain promotions or employment within six months of earning their degree. The following is a partial list of organizations where our graduates serve in mid to senior level administrative positions:

    Government Organizations

    2019:

    • Dayton VA Medical Center
    • Ohio Department of Higher Education

    Prior:

    • Armstrong Atlantic State University
    • Bethel Township, Ohio
    • California State University
    • City of Beavercreek
    • City of Bellbrook
    • City of Blue Ash
    • City of Dayton
    • City of Englewood
    • City of Fairborn
    • City of Kettering
    • City of Moraine
    • City of Piqua
    • City of Trotwood
    • City of Troy
    • City of Vandalia
    • Clark State Community College
    • Clinton County, Ohio
    • Duquesne University
    • Greene County, Ohio
    • Ivy Tech Community College
    • Miami County, Ohio
    • Miami Township, Ohio
    • Moldova National Government
    • Mongolia National Government
    • Montgomery County, Ohio
    • Sinclair Community College
    • State of Georgia
    • State of Ohio
    • The Ohio State University
    • U.S. Federal Government
    • Washington Township, Ohio
    • Wright State University
    • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

    Nonprofit Organizations

    2019:

    • American Cancer Society

    Prior:

    • American Red Cross
    • Archdiocese of Cincinnati
    • Athletes in Action
    • Children’s Medical Center of Dayton
    • Clothes that Work
    • Dayton Better Business Bureau
    • Dayton Development Corporation
    • Dayton Metropolitan Housing Authority
    • East End Community Services
    • Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
    • Hannah's Treasure Chest
    • Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)
    • Western Ohio Epilepsy Foundation

    Private sector corporations:

    • Private sector corporations such as banking, consulting, housing, web marketing, as well as planning, law, and development firms

    Internships

    M.P.A. students who do not have sufficient professional experience may be required to complete an MPA internship. The following is a partial list of organizations where our student interns have been placed:

    Government Organizations

    2019:

    • U.S. District Court–Southern District of Ohio

    Prior Years:

    • Air Force Institute of Technology
    • City of Dayton, Ohio, Department of Finance
    • City of Dayton, Ohio, Human Relations Council
    • City of Dublin, Ohio, City Manager's Office
    • City of Dublin, Ohio, Aviation Department
    • City of Piqua, Ohio, City Manager’s Office
    • City of Springfield, Ohio, Department of Public Works
    • City of Urbana, Ohio, Community Development, Planning and Zoning
    • Clark State Community College
    • Cypress Point Health
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation
    • Food and Safety Inspection, USDA
    • Greater Dayton RTA
    • Greene County College Success Partnership
    • Hamilton County
    • Miami Valley Child Support
    • Miami Township
    • Montgomery County Office of Management and Budget
    • Montgomery County Child Protective Services
    • Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services
    • Sinclair College
    • Social Security Administration
    • U.S. Treasury, Tobacco, Tax, and Trade Bureau
    • Washington Township, Ohio, Department of Information Systems
    • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    • Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Air Force Personnel Center
    • Wright State University School of Medicine

    Nonprofit Organizations

    2019:

    • For the Love of Children
    • Help Me Grow Brighter Futures

    Prior Years:

    • Alzheimer's Association
    • American Heart Association
    • Americorps
    • Area Agency on Aging
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley
    • Center for Family Services, Hamilton, Ohio
    • Dayton Red Cross
    • Dayton YMCA
    • East End Community Services
    • The Food Bank, Dayton, Ohio
    • Hannah's Treasure Chest, Dayton, Ohio
    • Miami Valley Child Development Centers
    • The Progress Group
    • Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE)
    • Suicide Prevention Center
    • United Way of Greater Dayton
    • Volunteer Connection United Way

     


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