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MSPPM Career Outcomes

MSPPM graduates work for large, established organizations and for emerging companies. They're often employed in positions such as policy analysts, budget analysts, managers, and consultants. Their work covers every functional area found in non-profit organizations, federal, state, and local governments, and private firms. Data shown reflects the last three years.

The graphic below represents all MSPPM graduates over the past three years. Outcomes specific to the Data Analytics and Washington, D.C. pathways are also available:


yearly reports

Job titles and salary information for the MSPPM program.

MSPPM Reports


Heinz College treats career development as seriously as academics. The MSPPM program has dedicated Career Services Directors who work with MSPPM students to prepare them to secure employment.

We are committed to helping students prepare for the challenges of a career in public policy and evidence-based management, not only through the quality and structure of our curriculum, but through career counseling and a constant focus on the personal career development tools graduates need to succeed in this evolving business.

MSPPM graduates are employed in a variety of decision-making roles in government agencies, public and non-profit institutions, and private research and consulting firms.

Organizations that have employed our graduates include:

  • Accenture
  • The Advisory Board Company
  • Africa Exchange Holdings
  • AIG
  • Allegheny County Department of Human Services
  • American Action Forum
  • American Eagle Outfitters
  • AT Kearney
  • BNY Mellon
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Center for International Policy and Innovation
  • China America Innovation Network
  • Citigroup
  • City of Boston
  • City of Pittsburgh
  • City Year
  • The Clinton Foundation
  • CNN
  • Daimler Trucks
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Fannie Mae
  • Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • IBM
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • McKinsey and Co.
  • MetroLab Network
  • Microsoft
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Nestle
  • New York City Mayor's Office
  • NSA
  • Peace Corps
  • Pew Research Center
  • Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation
  • Pittsburgh Public Schools
  • PNC Financial Services
  • RAND Corporation
  • Saint Louis University
  • Syracuse University
  • Teach for America
  • United Nations
  • UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Census Bureau
  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
  • U.S. Senate
  • The White House
  • The World Bank