I have completed 2 internships at planning departments and have recently been accepted to a Masters in city and regional planning program at Cal Poly SLO. The career looks promising because there will be a huge population increase in California and planning seems like it will be a very prevalent issue. I am sure there will be plenty of good jobs in the planning profession because of this. However, I recently have been looking at the cirriculums for a Masters in Public Admin, or Masters in Public Policy, and they sound fascinating. They cover a whole range of issues that pertain to government, health care, finance, and planning. However, it seems too general, like a liberal arts degree. I am wondering if I should defer working on my masters degree until I figure what I should do. And does the MPA degree give you practical experience and knowledge so that you can find work right after you graduate? Thanks for any advice!