Doctorate Degrees in Public Administration

Compare 6 PhD Programs in Public Administration

Public Administration

A PhD in Public Administration will further qualify the candidate to contribute to the development and establishment of enhanced government systems. The management of public programs, analysis of the programs themselves with openness to alternatives, and the evaluation of officials and public servants are some areas a PhD in Public Administration candidate may encounter. During the time a candidate works toward a PhD in Public Administration, they will deepen their understanding of fundamental topics like Public Personnel Management, Policy Development and Analysis, Budgeting, Ethics and Accountability.

During the minimum of 3-4 years spent completing a PhD in Public Administration, candidates will engage their host university in several meaningful and valuable ways. These may include co-authorship of academic papers, giving lectures and contributing to the administration, or teaching of undergraduate courses. Candidates will also conduct extensive research which results in a dissertation.

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PhD in Human and Social Services

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

Make a positive impact in your community and your organization as you explore strategies to help those struggling with issues such as illness, addiction, violence, and poverty. Through virtual simulations, animated case studies, and an interprofessional approach, Walden’s PhD in Human and Social Services program can broaden your understanding of the human services field within a global context. [+]

PhDs in Public Administration. Make a positive impact in your community and your organization as you explore strategies to help those struggling with issues such as illness, addiction, violence, and poverty. Through virtual simulations, animated case studies, and an interprofessional approach, Walden’s PhD in Human and Social Services program can broaden your understanding of the human services field within a global context. The program offers a range of specializations that are designed to meet your needs and interests. Learn how effective policy and practice can improve quality of life for underserved populations. Through original research, you can explore the theories, concepts, and strategies that are influential in the field today. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Advanced Research Community and Social Services Community Intervention and Leadership Conflict Management and Negotiation Criminal Justice Disaster, Crisis, and Intervention Family Studies and Intervention Gerontology Global Social Services Higher Education Human Services Nonprofit Administration Mental Health Facilitation Military Families and Culture Social Policy Analysis and Planning [-]

PhD in Public Policy and Administration

Walden University
Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA USA Online

With a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden, you can take an active role in creating sustainable solutions to problems facing the United States and nations worldwide. This online doctoral program will provide you with a detailed understanding of public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context to effectively and efficiently advocate for change that positively impacts individuals and communities. [+]

With a PhD in Public Policy and Administration from Walden, you can take an active role in creating sustainable solutions to problems facing the United States and nations worldwide. This online doctoral program will provide you with a detailed understanding of public policy theory, research, and practice in a global context to effectively and efficiently advocate for change that positively impacts individuals and communities. Taught by scholar-practitioners, the program can position you to attain a new level of credibility and influence in your field and to embrace exciting new career opportunities as a researcher, college-level educator, or administrative leader in the private, public, or nonprofit sector. Specializations (in addition to the General Program) Criminal Justice Emergency Management Geographic Information System (GIS) Global Leadership Health Policy Homeland Security Policy and Coordination International Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) Law and Public Policy Local Government Management for Sustainable Communities Nonprofit Management and Leadership Policy Analysis Public Management and Leadership Terrorism, Mediation, and Peace [-]

PhD in Political Science

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Flagstaff

Our doctoral plan is designed to provide you with: preparation for a career in higher education, tools for effective research, knowledge and skills to work effectively in private and public service. [+]

PhDs in Public Administration. Our doctoral plan is designed to provide you with: Preparation for a career in higher education Tools for effective research Knowledge and skills to work effectively in private and public service Requirements For this plan, you must complete the following 78-81 units: 63 units of course work approved by your plan adviser At least 15-18 units of dissertation credits To accommodate individual plans of study, you may be required to: Take an additional 18-39 units to meet language or research requirements Take the profession development seminar Allow for reading of comprehensive exams and dissertation research as specified by your adviser You must choose between three emphases: Comparative politics and international relations Public Policy Public Administration In addition to the requirements for your particular emphasis, you must: Perform satisfactorily on comprehensive written and oral exams Satisfy a "research tool" requirement in one of two ways: Demonstrate proficiency in a language other than English that is equivalent to two years of university course work Obtain a grade of "B" or better in POS 601 and complete 6 additional units of research methods Fulfill Northern Arizona University’s residency requirements Pass the oral exam on your dissertation defense Emphasis in American Politics and Public Administration To complete this emphasis, you must take: 18 units in political science core courses 12 units of additional coursework in American politics and public administration 18-21 units of coursework in one of our other emphases 12-15 units of coursework in a cognate supporting American politics and public administration that is approved by your plan adviser or selected from one of the emphases that you haven’t already used Further course work beyond the 63 units required for your plan of study, needed to: Complete your language and/or research requirements Prepare for comprehensive exams Ensure adequate preparation for your dissertation research If applicable, complete the professional development course 15-18 units for your dissertation for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved dissertation You may count only 15-18 units of dissertation credit toward your degree. However, you may end up taking more units, since you must enroll for POS 799 each term you work on your dissertation. Emphasis in Comparative Politics and International Relations To complete this emphasis, you must take: 21 units in politics and international relations core courses 9 units of additional coursework in comparative politics and international relations 18-21 units of coursework in one of our other emphases 12-15 units of coursework in a cognate supporting comparative politics and international relations that is approved by your plan adviser or selected from one of the other emphases that you haven’t already used Further coursework beyond the 63 units required for your plan of study, needed to: Complete your language and/or research requirements Prepare for comprehensive exams Ensure adequate preparation for your dissertation research If applicable, complete the professional development course 15-18 units in your dissertation for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved dissertation You may count only 15-18 units of dissertation credit toward your degree. However, you may end up taking more units, since you must enroll for POS 799 each term during which you work on your dissertation. Emphasis in Public Policy To complete this emphasis, you must take: 15 units of core courses in politics and international affairs 6 units of other courses that apply economic reasoning to public policy 9 additional units in public policy 18-21 units of coursework in one of our other emphases 12-15 units of policy concentration approved by your plan adviser, including at least 6 additional units of POS courses Further coursework, beyond the 63 units required for your plan of study, needed to: Complete your language and/or research requirements Prepare for comprehensive exams Ensure adequate preparation for your dissertation research If applicable, complete the professional-development course 15-18 units in your dissertation for the research, writing, and oral defense of an approved dissertation You may count only 15-18 units of dissertation credit toward your degree. However, you may end up taking more units, since you must enroll for POS 799 each term during which you work on your dissertation. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Vaasa

Students of the Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree. The programme is interdisciplinary and its aim is to train doctoral-level experts and independent researchers to positions especially in the public sector, but also in the private sector and for other actors of society. [+]

Students of the Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree. The programme is interdisciplinary and its aim is to train doctoral-level experts and independent researchers to positions especially in the public sector, but also in the private sector and for other actors of society. The scientific resources of the programme are those of the research fields of the main subjects of the unit of Administrative Sciences. The contents of the programme are decided upon by the groups of the programme. The main subjects are: regional studies, public management, public law, and social and health management. The focus areas of the subjects are regional development and economy study of public management and ethics: ethical management and identification of problems, good management and leadership changing governance and basic rights study of social and health services and systems: citizen participation, governance and management of complex problems The studies of the programme consist of several elements, such as in-depth education in the theoretical background of the research field, research methods, ethics, and methodology of research work. An additional aim is to include courses that prepare students for working life. Also, the intention is to utilize the most recent scientific knowledge. The doctoral programme is nationally and internationally networked. The researchers organize seminars, and actively participate in international seminars and contemporary public discussion. It is possible to complete the degrees of the Licentiate of Administrative Sciences and the Doctor of Administrative Sciences as academic graduate degrees in the following disciplines: Regional studies Public management Public law Social and health management The leader of the programme is Professor Esa Hyyryläinen. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Governance

Hertie School of Governance
Campus Full time September 2017 Germany Berlin Region

The three year Doctoral Programme in Governance offers rigorous academic training in research design and familiarises students with cutting-edge theories, methods and con­cepts in the field of governance and public policy. The programme addresses applicants who are interested in exploring modern gover­nance in an interdisciplinary and international context. [+]

The Hertie School of Governance in Berlin is currently accepting applications for its

Doctoral Programme in Governancestarting in September 2013. The three year Doctoral Programme in Governance offers rigorous academic training in research design and familiarises students with cutting-edge theories, methods and con­cepts in the field of governance and public policy. The programme addresses applicants who are interested in exploring modern gover­nance in an interdisciplinary and international context.

Applicants need to have a strong foundation (master's degree or equivalent) in economics, law, political science, sociology, public administration, public management or related fields. Key selection criteria are... [-]


Executive Doctor of Public Administration (DPA)

SABI University
Campus or Online Full time Part time 2 - 4 years September 2017 France Paris + 1 more

The Executive Doctor of Public Administration is a Doctoral level research-based qualification, designed to enhance your public leadership skills as you develop and apply research addressing multidisciplinary public service issues. This doctoral program uses course work, current case studies, advanced learning technologies and field experience to strengthen collaboration and leadership skills and identify community issues that could benefit from an action-based research project. [+]

Key Information -- Program code - SABIEEDPA -- Language - English -- Duration - 2 - 4 years -- Mode of study - e-learning or blended education -- Cost - 17000 € e-learning 21000 € blended -- Credits - 120 ECTS credits The Executive Doctor of Public Administration is a Doctoral level research-based qualification, designed to enhance your public leadership skills as you develop and apply research addressing multidisciplinary public service issues. This doctoral program uses course work, current case studies, advanced learning technologies and field experience to strengthen collaboration and leadership skills and identify community issues that could benefit from an action-based research project. Sabi University’s Executive Doctor of Public Administration (EDPA) places great emphasis on highly relevant, workplace-based research by producing truly actionable knowledge, which is relevant to the student’s field of expertise rather than narrowly defined theoretical research. The professional doctoral program produces a qualification, which, whilst being equivalent in status and difficulty to a PhD, is more appropriate for those pursuing professional rather than academic careers. The EDPA program’s combination of deep practice-based learning and research is highly beneficial to professionals allowing for the immediate integration of actionable knowledge and critical thinking skills. Today’s work environment is fully globalized, highly complex and prone to disruptive change. In this environment, effective leaders must make sense of a morass of complex and often conflicting information to help their organizations solve truly challenging problems. The Sabi University’s Executive Doctor of Public Administration (EDPA) program is designed for civil servants, managers and diplomats looking to develop their management skills and knowledge. Program Objective The Executive Doctor of Public Administration program takes an innovative approach, fostering learning through engagement and action. Students expand their actionable knowledge through classroom learning (pre-recorded lectures, flipped classroom interactive discussions, case studies, assignments, seminars, additional reading materials) and through active research using appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods. The core curriculum of the EDPA program consists of contemporary management topics such as organizational change and development, leadership and managerial decision-making among other subjects. Alongside the core modules, students each write a Doctoral Development Plan (DDP) reflecting on their development as doctoral practitioners and researchers. The DDP helps students obtain doctoral-level professional knowledge and the critical thinking skills needed for leading businesses and organizations. Students complete their qualification with an original thesis based on a critical project undertaken in their organization. Unlike traditional academic thesis for PhD research, this thesis is designed to produce new, actionable knowledge for immediate use. Program Outcome This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career and meet the demands of your field. By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge: Evaluate current theories and practices in the public administration field Conduct valid, reliable and ethical public administration research Create public value through public administration policies, administrative processes, and leadership. Evaluate and apply professional ethics and integrity Think critically and communicate effectively across the public administration discipline The Sabi University’s Executive Doctor of Public Administration program is comprised of 120 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits. The program requires two to four years to complete. The program begins with courses, seminars and workshops, which bear 40 ECTS credits and will be followed by the Grand Comprehensive Exam (GCE), which hold 10 ECTS credits. Students must complete all courses, seminars and workshops within the first 68 weeks of the program. In these first 68 weeks students also prepare the Doctoral Development Plan, which bear 10 ECTS credits. Program Structure Sabi University’s Executive Doctor of Public Administration program is comprised of 120 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits . The program requires two to four years to complete. The program begins with courses, seminars and workshops, Doctoral Development Plan which bears 50 ECTS credits and will be followed by the Grand Comprehensive Exam (GCE), which hold 10 ECTS credits. Students must complete all courses, seminars and workshops within the first 54 weeks of the program. In these first 54 weeks students also prepare the Doctoral Development Plan (15 ECTS credits). Students, who pass the GCE successfully, can then present their thesis synopsis to the thesis committee. After approval by the thesis committee, students develop their thesis (60 ECTS credits). [-]