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Evaluate current theories and practices to make decisions that create
value in diverse communities or organizations.
Conduct valid, reliable, and ethical public administration research to effect positive change.
Create public value through public administration policies, administrative processes, and leadership.
Integrate citizen involvement and community advocacy in public sector
Assess social and ethical implications in decisions that affect the public sector.
Create equitable solutions for diverse populations in the global community.
The expertise, diversity, and real-world experience of our doctoral faculty can guide you in your career.
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In our DPA program, you'll evaluate current theories and practices in the public administration field and conduct valid research. You'll learn to integrate citizen involvement and community advocacy in public sector decision-making. See dissertation research requirements.
|Courses Number||Courses Title|
|PUAD7015||Theories and Concepts in Public Administration|
|PUAD7035||Public Sector Policy Analysis|
|PUAD8015||Operational Strategic Management and Planning|
|PUAD8045||Public Administration Strategic Accounting & Finance|
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Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our Doctor of Public Administration degree.
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