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Department of Political Science

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Career Placement

USC MPA alumni work across the country in all levels of government, non-profit organizations and the private sector. With an excellent graduation rate, MPA alumni have gone on to work in offices such as:  

  • SC Senate Judiciary Committee 
  • SC Senate Family and Veteran’s Committee 
  • SC Department of Administration 
  • SC Department of Corrections 
  • SC Department of Education 
  • US Army Solider Support Institute 
  • First Citizen Bank 
  • USC Press 

Graduation Rates For MPA Program AY 17-18 cohort

Initial enrollment: 18

  • 2 years graduation rates: 44%
  • 3 years Graduation rates: 61%
  • 4 years graduation rates:  78%

Job Placement AY 21-22 

US Federal Government

State Government 

City, County, or other Local Government

Nonprofit domestic-oriented 

Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented 

Private Sector but not research/consulting 

Military Service


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