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.
Read more about these exciting opportunities to complete your PhD in Public Administration at the following highly accredited universities worldwide.
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. [+]
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. [+]
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... [-]
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. [+]