PhD in Public Administration Sciences

National University of Public Service

Program Description

PhD in Public Administration Sciences

National University of Public Service

The Doctoral School of Public Administration Sciences was established in 2013. Currently, it is the only doctoral school specializing in the field of public administration in Hungary. The aim of the Doctoral School’s programme is to provide postgraduate-level education to professionals (researchers and practitioners) working in the field public administration.

The Doctoral School of Public Administration Sciences focuses on 6 areas of research:

  • Public Law and Public Administration
  • State and Society
  • Public Management
  • State and Economics
  • Public Administration in the International and European Context
  • Human Resources

The training of the Doctoral School is available in the following forms:
• organised training

  • full-time training (funded by scholarship or individually through tuition fee)
  • part-time (funded individually through tuition fee)
  • individual training (funded individually through tuition fee)

• individual preparation

The organized training lasts 6 semesters and applies the system of credit points. In order to successfully end their training and receive their leaving certificate (absolutory) by the end of the 6th semester, PhD students must obtain at least 180 credit points in accordance with the following criteria:

  • study obligations (min. 59 credits)
  • scientific research work (min. 120 credits)
  • holding lectures (max. 15 credits)

Upon successful completion of the programme, students are awarded a PhD degree in Public Administration Sciences. Besides providing top-quality postgraduate education to our students, the Doctoral School’s mission is to establish a national center of excellence for the research of public administration that meets the highest standards of the international scientific community.

Research areas

Public law and public administration
  • The constitutional basis of judicial protection and its role in modern public administration
  • The responsibility of official authority
  • Public administration enforcement and sanction policies
  • Head of research area: Prof. Dr. András Patyi,
PhD State and society
  • Collapse and restructuring of the state
  • The state in conservative thinking
  • Head of research area: Prof. Dr. Gergely Egedy, CSc
Public management
  • Public administration as critical infrastructure
  • Theoretical challenges of electronic public administration: the impacts of info-communication technologies on public administration services
  • Head of research area: Prof. Dr. István Bukovics, DSc
State and economics
  • International practice of regulating financial and capital markets
  • New dimensions of economic governance
  • Head of research area: Prof. Dr. Csaba Lentner, CSc
Public administration in an international and European context
  • Security challenges in a globalized world - perspectives and strategies
  • Federalism and the crisis of the EU
  • Head of research area: Prof. Dr. Erzsébet Szalayné Sándor,
PhD Human resources
  • Dimensions of public service career paths in the EU and Hungary
  • International trends of HR management in the public sphere
  • Head of research area: Prof. em. Dr. Ferenc Nemes, DSc
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 7, 2017
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Sept. 2018
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6 semesters
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Hungary - Budapest
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