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While learning for its own sake is commendable, most people thinking about graduate school also are at least a little bit interested in how a master’s program might fit into their career plans.

More than 700 students have gone through PAR over the last four-and-a-half decades, and roughly two-thirds of them currently are with the media or in media-related fields.

Their ranks include editors, columnists and reporters at the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, The Arizona Republic, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Indianapolis Star, The (Baltimore) Sun, The Seattle Times, the Kansas City Star, International New York Times, and other major metropolitan newspapers, as well as with The Associated Press, Reuters, Bloomberg News, Newsweek, and POLITICO.

Broadcast alums are executives, producers, and reporters with television and radio outlets in the Chicago, St. Louis, Washington, Atlanta, Tampa-St. Pete, Phoenix, Seattle-Tacoma, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, Orlando, Raleigh-Durham, Indianapolis, San Diego, Nashville and other markets throughout the U.S., as well as with Al Jazeera, C-SPAN and National Public Radio.

PAR alums also account for roughly half of the Capitol press corps, including four bureau chiefs.

Read more about what you can do with a Public Affairs Reporting degree.