Political Science Department


Master of Public Administration - Alumni Survey

The data from this survey will be used to make improvements to the MPA Program. The questions in this survey are descriptive of the stated goals for the MPA program.

Please provide the following information:
*Name: *Email Address:
*Mailing Address:
*Telephone Number: Graduation Date:
Specialization: Position/Title:
Company Name: Years Employed with Company:

Current Annual Salary Range:

$0 - $29,000 $30,000 - $39,000 $40,000 - $49,000
$50,000 - $59,000 Over $60,000  
May we send your supervisor an "Employer of MPA Alumni Survey? If "YES" please provide the following Information:
Name of current supervisor:
Contact information for supervisor:

 
Goal 1: The MPA program will prepare students to be critical thinkers, capable of applying the knowledge of public administration.
  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not applicable
I. The MPA program provided me with the foundation that was needed for success in my current job position.
II. The MPA program provided me with the skills that are needed to prepare and analyze budgets.
III. The MPA program gave me the skills that are needed to identify Personnel and Human Resources Management issues and to identify solutions.
IV. The MPA program prepared me to successfully engage in Program Planning
V. The MPA program provided me with the skills that are needed to successfully incorporate Information Technology into my job duties.
VI. The MPA program prepared me to be effective in evaluating Programs.
VII. The MPA program prepared me to analyze policy.
VIII. The MPA program made me sensitive to ethical standards.
IX. The MPA program provided me with the skills that are needed in identifying strategies for the implementation of policy.

 
Goal 2: The MPA program will prepare students to be excellent oral and written communicators.
  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not applicable
I. The MPA program enhanced my written communication skills.
II. The MPA program prepared me to deliver an effective oral technical presentation.

 
Goal 3: The MPA program will provide graduate degree opportunities for individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  Strongly Agree Agree Disagree Strongly Disagree Not applicable
I. The MPA program provided me with an appreciation of the important role diversity has in Public Administration.
II. The MPA program provided me an opportunity to interact with faculty and other students from various international backgrounds.
III. Through attendance or participation in the Annual U.N. Model and the Department World Symposium, the MPA program allowed me an opportunity to study issues that affect people of other cultures and ethnicities.

 
INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

Assessment of Internship experience Strongly Agree Agree Neutral Disagree Strongly
Disagree
1. My internship while in the GSU MPA Program prepared me for my current position
2. My internship assisted me in identifying career options
3. Contacts made during my internship assisted in identifying a permanent job
4. My internship provided me with real life experiences in the public sector and/or not for profit industry

 
Additional Comments:

* = Optional