- Local/Regional Government (58)
- Nonprofits (8)
- Private Sector (15, 9 in research and consulting)
- National Government (6)
- Military (1)
- Unemployed (3 with 1 seeking employment)
- Further education (1)
- Unknown (8)
*Most of our students have existing jobs and obtain the degree towards seeking increased career opportunities.
As of Fall 2022, there were 232 students in the MPA program (32 campus, 152 online, and 48 city cohort) with approximately 88% part-time students (viz., taking fewer than 9 hours a semester). This makes UTA the 15th largest MPA U.S. program. For the 116 AY16-17 initially enrolled students, 13% completed the degree within two years, 66% in 3 years, and 69% in 4-years (and 71% later or still in the program). Since AY16-17, the programs have been restructured to better fit part-time students such that expected graduation timelines are shorter. A part-time student can finish the campus or accelerated online program in 6-7 semesters and, using summer classes, as early as two calendar years.
UTA MPA Graduate Median Salaries for Texas Residents reported by SeekUT:
$68,000: one-year post-graduation
$80,000: five years post-graduation
$101,000: ten years post-graduation
The 10-year median is the highest among all UT-system MPA programs by $7,000 (UTD is second) – Source: SeekUT.utsystem.edu