Master of Public Administration

Student Outcomes

Master of Public Administration
Alumni | MPA Graduate Student Testimonials |  Current Students | Employment 
Alumni
Alumni Success Stories
 
Tanesha Hunter
Tanesha Hunter - (MPA '16)
Aging Services Administrator
City of Cleveland, Department of Aging
 
 
 
 
 
Leo Miller
Leo Miller - (MPA '94)
Regional Administrator
U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
 
 
 

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John Litten - (MPA '11)
Executive Director, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
City Councilman, City of Lakewood
 
 



Caitlin Johnson
Caitlin Johnson - (MPA '11)
Director of Communications,
Policy Matters





Miranda Lange
Miranda Lange - (MPA '14)
Claims Examiner,
Department of Labor
 
 

 

Emily Muttillo
Emily Muttillo (MPA '06) 
Applied Research Fellow,
Center for Community Solutions



Matt Hrubey

Matt Hrubey - (MPA '12)
Grants Coordinator,
Cuyahoga County

 

James Lukas


Jim Lukas - (MPA '96)
Safety Service Director,
City of Sharonville

 

 
Our diverse body of Levin College MPA graduates have made their mark locally, nationally, and internationally. Although students primarily study public sector practices, alumni are employed in all sectors. Here are some of the organizations our MPA graduates have been or are currently employed:
 
Akron Children’s Hospital  Help Me Grow of Cuyahoga County
American Cancer Society Arthritis Foundation Lake County Ohio Port & Economic Development Authority
Berea Children’s Home & Family Services Lake Metroparks
Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland  Lorain Community College
Case Western Reserve University Lorain County 
CBS Corporation Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
City of Barberton Medical Mutual 
City of Broadview Heights MetroHealth
City of Brooklyn Millennia Housing Development, Ltd.
City of Cleveland NASA Glenn Research Center
City of Cleveland Heights National Development Council
City of Fairview North Carolina Chamber of Commerce
City of Houston Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
City of Independence  Northwestern Medicine
City of North Olmsted  Office for the Treasurer of Ohio
City of Sharonville Office of Worker’s Compensation
Cleveland Botanical Gardens Ohio Department of Transportation
Cleveland Clinic Ohio Industrial Commission
Cleveland Department of Public Health Ohio Lottery Commission
Cleveland Institute of Art Ohio Office of Budget and Management
Cleveland Metroparks Ohio Organizing Collaborative
Cleveland Metropolitan School District Open Doors Academy 
Cleveland Museum of Art Opportunity Corridor Partnership
Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Positive Education Program 
Cleveland Public Library Russell Township
Cleveland State University St. Martin de Porres High School
Cleveland Transformation Alliance Social Security Administration
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park SOSi International
Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland  Summa Health
Cuyahoga Community College The City Mission 
Cuyahoga County The Cleveland Foundation
Cuyahoga Land Bank The Intergenerational School 
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership
Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization U.S. Army Reserve
Diocese of Cleveland – Society of St. Vincent DePaul U.S. Department of Education
East Cleveland Public Library U.S. Department of Justice
Economic and Community Development Institute U.S. Department of Labor
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania U.S. House of Representatives
Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland United Labor Agency
Friendly Inn Settlement United States Bankruptcy Court: Northern District of Ohio
Geauga County United way of Ashland County
Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity University Hospitals
Greater Cleveland Partnership Washington University
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority Youth Opportunities Unlimited
MPA Graduate Student Testimonials (From the MPA exit surveys)
Here’s what a few alumni have to say about the program:
 
“This a very well-rounded program. The expectations are high, making this program challenging – but I learned a great deal.”
 
“The curriculum has many beneficial capabilities that broaden analytical thinking and collaborative discussions. The academic centers provide multiple resources, and the faculty are well-respected and are nationally recognized.”
 
“I benefited the most from my graduate assistantship. I got to know many professors, hear their thoughts, form stronger ties with my cohort, and gain a better understanding of the goals of the MPA program.”
 
“All the professors are knowledgeable and provide a great atmosphere for discussion.”
 
The MPA program’s strengths are diversity, the strong connection to Cleveland, and the economic development courses.”

Current Students
Student Internship Placement
 
MPA students are placed in local internships in the nonprofit & public sectors. Current and past internship placements include:
  • Metanoia
  • Hough Development Corporation
  • Transformation Alliance 
  • Parma Public Housing Agency 
  • Cleveland Metropolitan School District
Employment

Current Student Completion and Employment Rates

We are proud of our students’ success both in terms of graduation and employment rates.

2014-15 Academic Year Matriculating Cohort Who Graduated within 2 years and 4 Years

  Initially Enrolled Graduated within 2 years Graduated within 3 years Graduated within 4 years Total Students Graduated & Persisting to Graduation
    N % N % N % N %
Students in the ARY-5 Cohort 31 19 61.3 25 80.6 25 80.6 25 80.6

Students who graduated during the 2017-2018 academic year (26 in all) are employed primarily in nonprofit organizations, private sector organizations (research/consulting), and local government agencies.

  • Nonprofit (domestic) – 10
  • Private Sector - Research/Consulting – 6
  • Local government – 4
  • State government – 2
  • Private Sector but not research/consulting – 2
  • Obtaining Further Education – 1
  • Nonprofit/NGOs internationally-oriented – 1