MESA graduates are qualified for a wide range of positions in federal, state, and local government agencies; private research companies; non-profit organizations and foundations; and schools, colleges and universities.


Many of our students look for careers as researchers, data analysts, evaluators, teachers, faculty, statisticians, and psychometricians, among others. Opportunities for job placement include positions as principal investigators on research projects, policy researchers and analysts, program evaluators, measurement specialists, methodological consultants, and college and university professors.