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Master’s in Public Policy Jobs

In a complex economic and political climate, a master’s in public policy prepares graduates to tackle public-interest problems strategically and serve the public in meaningful ways. With courses in data analysis, statistics, institutional dynamics, and more, the degree covers a breadth of topics to prepare graduates for demanding roles in the public sector.

Drexel’s Public Policy program is particularly designed for those who would like to work in government or nonprofit organizations. Because the Master’s in Public Policy equips graduates with skills like leadership and management, there are many public policy career paths for graduates to consider.


Every corporation and organization has a responsibility to address legal and policy issues; therefore, public policy jobs exist in a range of fields. Public policy jobs often involve elements of project planning, budget analysis, public relations, fundraising and other functions.

What you can do with a master’s in public policy includes policy analyst roles at advocacy organizations and in many divisions of the government. There is also a strong demand for policy professionals in think tanks, legal firms, and in the legal and public affairs departments of large corporations.

Master’s in public policy jobs include positions like:

  • Policy analyst
  • Lobbyist
  • Paralegal
  • Nonprofit program director
  • Campaign manager
  • City manager
  • Public relations specialist
  • Political researcher
  • Human resources director


A graduate degree can open the doors to a range of master’s in public policy jobs. Recent graduates of Drexel’s Master of Science in Public Policy program have gone onto public policy jobs such as:

  • Affirmative action specialist, New Jersey Department of Transportation
  • Attorney, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Director of Client Services, Rittenhouse Political Partners
  • Research and legal associate, Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Learn more about Drexel’s MS in Public Policy. Ready to start your journey toward a public policy career? Apply now, or visit campus to experience life at Drexel firsthand.

Prospective Students

Please email or call us at 215.895.1805 with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!