Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration - Nonprofit Management and Leadership
As governmental and nongovernmental institutions increasingly overlap and evolve, the demand for well-educated management professionals to excel in public service continues to grow. Advance in the public or nonprofit sector by gaining an understanding of how to work with government and businesses to address shared issues.
- 82 total quarter credits
- Core courses (35 cr.)
- Specialization courses (15 cr.)
- Foundation Research Sequence (12 cr.)
- Dissertation (20 cr.)
- Professional Development Plan
- Four Ph.D. residencies to equal a minimum of 16 days
- Minimum of 8–9 quarters enrollment depending on the transfer of credits awarded
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.
- PPPA 8000 Foundations for Doctoral Study, or
- PPPA 8000i Foundations for Doctoral Studies for International Students
- PPPA 8405 Ethics and Social Justice
- PPPA 8431 Finance and Budgeting for the Public Sector
- PPPA 8465 Strategic Planning: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Coordination
- PPPA 8111 Leadership and Organizational Change
- PPPA 8115 Writing a Quality Prospectus
- PPPA 8112 Governance and Public Policy
Choose one of the following three courses to complete the Core Courses requirement:
RSCH 8450 Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis
RSCH 8350 Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis
RSCH 8250 Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
- PPPA 8850 Introduction to the Nonprofit Sector
- PPPA 8851 Board Governance and Volunteer Management
- PPPA 8852 Resource Development
Foundation Research Sequence
- RSCH 8100P Research Theory, Design, and Methods
- RSCH 8200P Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis
- RSCH 8300P Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis
- PPPA 9000 Dissertation
Whether you’re interested in furthering your own research or entering the private sector, a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration can position you for a range of careers. Career options include:
- College professor
- Academic administrator
- Senior level public executive
- Legislative aide
- Government affairs officer
- Senior level nonprofit manager
- Policy analyst
- Research director
- Private consultant
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
- Discuss leadership concepts and theories that have been used to effectively lead and manage in the public sector.
- Analyze evidence-based research, theories, and models used to promote participation in public and nonprofit policy processes.
- Develop solutions for problems related to public policy and public administration using theory and research.
- Ethically apply the major theories and concepts of public policy and public administration within organizations.
- Evaluate models and best practices utilizing diverse perspectives in local, state, national and international public agencies by using evidence-based research.
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Last updated September 9, 2015