Master of Public Administration Degree

Student Outcomes

Master of Public Administration
Alumni | MPA Graduate Student Testimonials |  Current Students | Employment 


Alumni Success Stories
Tanesha HunterTanesha Hunter - (MPA '16)
Aging Services Administrator
City of Cleveland, Department of Aging


Leo MillerLeo Miller - (MPA '94)
Regional Administrator
U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration

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

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

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


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

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


James LukasJim 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


Current Student Completion and Employment Rates

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

2017-18 Academic Year Matriculating Cohort Who Graduated within 2, 3, 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 29 16 60.0 21 72.4 22 75.9 28 75.9

Students who graduated during the 2021-2022 academic year (13 in all) are employed primarily by local government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Others matriculated to law school; others still took positions in federal and state agencies.

  • Local government - 6
  • Nonprofit sector - 3
  • State government - 2
  • Federal government - 1
  • Private sector (research/consulting) - 1