DPA Doctor of Public Administration General Public Administration specialization
Enhance your public leadership skills as you develop and apply research to address multidisciplinary public service issues within your community. This doctoral program uses course work, current case studies, advanced learning technologies and field experiences to strengthen your collaboration and leadership skills and identify community issues that could benefit from an action-based research project. Working with a rich, global network of experienced faculty and professional peers, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of your own field, plus insights from professionals in other fields, such as public safety and health care, who often collaborate with you to solve today's complex challenges.
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With your Doctorate in General Public Administration from Capella, you'll evaluate current theories and practices in the public administration field and conduct valid, reliable and ethical public administration research. You'll also integrate citizen involvement and community advocacy in public sector decision making. Discover specifically what you'll learn — and how you can apply it.
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Common jobs with an online Doctorate in General Public Administration include adjunct, part-time or full-time faculty, administrator, analyst, budget director, chief of police/fire, city manager, congressional policy advisor, economic development director, government relations manager, lobbyist, parks and recreation director, policy analyst, public safety director or public works director. Potential workplaces include: consulting firm, government, educational organization, land-based or online college or university, nonprofit organization, political association, professional association, research organization, special interest group, think tank or trade group.