Oregon State University MPP students have been highly successful in obtaining meaningful careers in government and the nonprofit sectors as policy analysts, data analysts, economic analysts, program managers, outreach specialists. Recent examples include:

  • Assistant Director of Federal Relations, University of Colorado
  • Client Investment Research, FINCA International
  • Collaborative Convener, National Parks Service Stewardship Institute
  • Community Coordinator, National Parks Conservation Association
  • Community Development Coordinator, Rural Development Initiatives 
  • Community Servant, Resource Assistance for Rural Environments
  • Coordinator for the Rural Communities Explorer, OSU Extension Educator
  • Data Analyst, Los Alamos National Lab
  • Data Analyst, Oregon Judicial Department
  • Data Analyst, Oregon Progress Board, State of Oregon 
  • Data Analyst, Oregon State Hospital 
  • Economic Analyst, Oregon Employment Department 
  • Economic Analyst, U.S. Census Bureau 
  • Economic Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Department, Oregon State Legislature 
  • Economic Analyst, Oregon Department of Administrative Services
  • Educational Program Assistant, Linn County Extension Service, Oregon
  • Editor, Management Systems International, Washington, DC
  • Environmental Consultant, Wirthy Environmental, LLC
  • Environmental Data Specialist, Washington Department of Ecology
  • Forester, USDA Forest Service
  • Foundation Officer, Concordia University
  • Health Policy Fellow, eHealth Initiative, Washington, D.C.
  • Institutional Researcher, Columbia River Gorge Community College
  • Internal Auditor, Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Lead Researcher, Strategic Partnerships and Project Development for the Educational Policy Improvement Center 
  • Legislative Aid, Oregon State Senate
  • Legislative Director for Democrats, Oregon House of Representatives
  • Managing Director, External Affairs, Teach for America-Colorado
  • Performance Auditor, Oregon Secretary of State
  • Planner, Cardno ENTRIX
  • Policy Advisor, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe-"Helsinki Commission" 
  • Policy Advisor, Oregon University System 
  • Policy Analyst, Bipartisan Policy Institute
  • Policy Analyst, Association of Oregon Counties
  • Policy Analyst, Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industry
  • Policy Analyst, Oregon Department of Energy
  • Policy Analyst, Quantivate
  • Policy Analyst, Sustainable Northwest
  • Policy Analyst, Donahue Institute, University of Massachusetts 
  • Policy Analyst, University of Idaho Extension Service
  • Policy Research and Evaluation, National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center
  • Postgraduate Fellowship, Water for People (Integrated Water Management for Africa)
  • Program Coordinator, Oregon Housing and Community Services 
  • Program Manager, Project Vote Smart
  • Program Manager, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Nepal
  • Program Officer, Secretary's Office of Global Women's Issues, U.S. Department of State
  • Project Coordinator, Mercy Corps
  • Public Outreach Specialist, Rural Development Initiatives
  • Regulatory Compliance Officer, Oregon Department of Finance and Corporate Securities
  • Research Analyst, BW Research Partnership
  • Research Analyst, Institute for Natural Resources
  • Research Analyst, Multnomah County, Oregon 
  • Research Analyst, Office for Oregon Health Policy
  • Research Analyst, Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services
  • Research Analyst, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Research Analyst, Washington State School Directors' Association
  • Research Associate, Westwater Research
  • Research Fellow, Southasia Institute of Advanced Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Rural Researcher, Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE)
  • Section Chief, Planning and Cooperation, Korean National Assembly
  • Senate Campaign Field Organizers (Oregon and Nevada)
  • Senior Internal Auditor, Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Senior Institutional Research Analyst, Oregon State University
  • State Program Auditor, Oregon Secretary of State
  • Support Analyst, Oregon Department of Administrative Services
  • Survey Statistician, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Research Analyst, Student Affairs, Oregon State University 
  • Urban Renewal Coordinator, City of Albany, Oregon
  • Workforce Investment Program Specialist, The Oregon Consortium and Workforce Alliance
  • Workforce Management Analyst, Oregon Employment Department

MPP students have gone on to other graduate programs such as:

  • Columbia University School of Law 
  • University of Vermont Law School
  • PhD Program in Transportation Technology and Policy, University of California Davis
  • PhD Program in Criminology, Law and Society, University of California Irvine
  • PhD Program in Disaster Management, University of Deleware
  • PhD Program in Environmental Policy, University of Southern Illinois
  • PhD Program in Environmental Science, Cornell University
  • PhD Program in Political Science, University of California, Davis
  • PhD Program in Political Science, University of Oklahoma
  • PhD Program in Political Science, Florida International University
  • PhD Program in Political Science, University of Idaho
  • PhD Program in Policy, University of Texas, Austin
  • PhD Program in Political Science, University of Oregon
  • PhD Program in Policy, The Ohio State University
  • PhD Program in Public Affairs, University of Colorado
  • PhD Program in Public Affairs, Indiana University
  • PhD Program in Public Health, University of Glasgow
  • PhD Program in Public Policy, James Madison University
  • PhD Program in Rural Sociology, Pennsylvania State University
  • PhD Program in History of Science, University of California San Diego
  • PhD Program in Sociology, Cornell University
  • PhD Program in Sociology, University of Oregon 
  • PhD Program in Sociology, University of Washington
  • PhD Program in Environmental Science, Oregon State University

MPP students have recently received many awards:

These include the following:

  • Tessa Crawford and Polina Osipova: Hatfield Fellowships
  • Daniel Gray and Sione Filimoehala: 2017 Oregon Legislative Research Internships
  • Ika Widiyasari (Indonesia): 2016-18 USAID Scholarship
  • Jordan Hensly: 2016 Oregon Fellowship
  • Ennada Lagoeiut (Morroco Fulbright) and Anna Karmazina (Russia Fulbright) were selected to participate in NASPAA's Student Simulation Competition at the Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California (2016).
  • Mohson Amin (Afghanistan): 2015-17 Student Fulbright Scholarship
  • Muhammad Salar Khan (Pakistan): 2015-17 Student Fulbright Scholarship
  • Ennada Lagouit (Morocco): 2015-17 Student Fulbright Scholarship
  • Anisiia Lazareva (Russia): 2015-17 Student Fulbright Scholarship
  • Shivani Mather: 2015 Graduate Research Program Participant, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Anna Karmazina: 2015 Muskie Internship Fellowship
  • Daniel Roper and Bryan Theis: 2015 Oregon Legislative Research Internships
  • Landy Miary Daniel Andrianaivosa (Madagascar): 2014-16 Student Fulbright Scholarship
  • Anna Karmazina (Russia): 2014-16 Student Fulbright Scholarship
  • Rose Hickman: 2014-15 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Mexico
  • Jessica Nguyen-Ventura, Julia McKenna and Elise Korejwa have been awarded Oregon Fellows for 2014
  • Mariana Amorim: 2013-14 Graduate Internationalization Grant, Oregon State University
  • Zachary Dunn: 2013-14 Boron Fellowship for International Research (Kenya)
  • Patricia Martins Marcos (Portugal), Alida Karakushi (Albania): 2013-2015 Fulbright Scholarships
  • Arini Utami (Indonesia): 2013-2016 Fulbright Scholars
  • Jason Creighton is a finalist for the 2013 Presidential Management Fellows Program
  • Misty Freeman (MPP 2012 & PhD) and Alethia Miller have both been awarded 2013 Oregon Legislative Internships
  • Breannon Babbel: 2012-16 Lord Kelvin Smith PhD Studentship, University of Glasgow
  • Jaynie Whinnery: 2012-13 Boren Fellowship for International Research (Cambodia)
  • Ryan Tuttle: 2012-13 Provost's Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
  • Shannon Campbell: 2012-13 Provost's Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
  • Charles Lanfear: 2012-13 Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship
  • Sarah Cline: 2012-13 Oregon Lottery Graduate Scholarship
  • Bunny Yorth (Cambodia): 2012-14 Student USAID Scholarship
  • Kwami Dorkenou (Togo): 2012-14 Student Fulbright Scholarship
  • Matthew Palm: 2012 Joyce Furman Fellowship in Transportation Economics
  • Yossa Naggolian: 2011-2013 USAID Fellowship
  • Zack Reeves: 2011 Oregon Sea Grant Legislative Fellow
  • Khan Le: 2010-11 Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Fellowship 
  • Kirsten Winters: 2010-11 Oregon Lottery Scholarship
  • Yao Yin: 2010 Santa Fe Institute Scholar in Global Sustainability
  • Will Clark: 2009-11 McNair's Scholarship
  • Gunjan Dhakal: 2009-11 USAID Women’s Leadership Scholarship
  • Narbada Ghimire: 2009-11 USAID Women’s Leadership Scholarship
  • Alejandra Juarez: 2009-10 Oregon University System SYLFF Graduate Fellowship for International Research
  • Ben Juarez: 2009-11 McNair Scholarship
  • Stuty Maskey: 2009-11 USAID Women’s Leadership Scholarship
  • Skye Root: 2009 Oregon Sea Grant Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Vince Adams: 2008 Oregon Lottery Scholarship
  • Chris Buerger: 2007 Oregon Lottery Scholarship 
  • Cynthia Dewi: 2008-10 Student Fulbright Scholarship
  • Dawn Marie Gaid: 2007-09 Ford Family Foundation Scholarship
  • Lauren Goschke: 2008 National Education for Women's Leadership Scholarship
  • Alex Johnson: 2006-07 Congressional Black Caucus Fellowship
  • Khan Le: 2008-10 McNair's Scholarship
  • Steph Ogden: 2008 University Club of Portland Scholarship; 2008 Oregon Lottery Scholarship
  • Elizabeth O'Neill: 2008 National Education for Women's Leadership Scholarship
  • Yao Yin: 2008 National Education for Women's Leadership Scholarship; 2009 St. Gallen Symposium Scholarship for Best Student Research Paper