Doctor of Philosophy in Public Administration

The mission of the Ph.D. program in Public Administration is to provide advanced graduate education in theory and research in the field to prepare students for academic, research, and advanced professional careers in public administration.

Each student is expected to graduate with:

  • Research experience working with public administration faculty
  • Experience in presentation of scholarly papers and posters at national and regional conferences
  • Experience in developing, authoring, or co-authoring with a faculty member, and submitting at least one article for a refereed publication
  • Teaching experience at the college/university level

Degree Conferred: Ph.D.


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