MAPP Career Opportunities

Graduates of the MAPP program are well positioned to continue their graduate education, or to secure employment in the private, public or non-profit sectors. Students who enroll in the program tend to be in one of three career stages. Some start the MAPP program directly out of college, and look to begin a career related to animals. Others take a break from established careers to deepen their knowledge or chart a new direction for their life's work. And still others plan to supplement their MS degree with another Cummings School graduate program. A sampling of the diverse career paths of MAPP program graduates includes the following:

  • Local and regional animal shelters: program officers, administrators, educators, outreach coordinators and development specialists
  • Veterinary clinical practice
  • Clinical animal behavior practice
  • Humane and environmental education
  • Animal protection, conservation and environmental advocacy organizations: program officers, researchers, policy analysts, lobbyists, educators and development specialists
  • Animal law practice
  • Government service including: USDA, USFWS, USDOJ and NOAA
  • Research compliance officers
  • University research and teaching
  • Mass communication including: writing, editing, blogging and website development