Hello all. Quick question? Is anyone here currently employed in a planning role with a Masters in Public Admin? Does anyone know someone who does? I've been accepted into an MPA program with a specialization in public management with minor emphasis on financing and planning. I also have a bachelor's in Urban Studies and Planning and previous experience as an Intern for a county planning department. The bachelor's and internship have resulted in multiple rejections for even associate planning jobs. Mainly due to the fact that my internship was limited to 6 months, and most departments are looking for master's degrees. Most job postings I see, at least here in So Cal say "Bachelors degree required (Masters preferred) with 1-2 years professional planning experience with increasing responsibility. I'm currently attempting to see if any local planning or public departments or even consulting firms would take me as an intern as an MPA student. I do know of a handful of planners with MPA's, but I'm curious to see how common it actually is.