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.
Integrate citizen involvement and community advocacy in public sector
Evaluate and apply professional ethics and integrity.
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.
Capella’s DPA is designed to meet professional standards. This means you’ll learn what the profession has determined is most important.
Our competency-based education approach allows you to immediately apply coursework learnings to the work you do every day.
Our original learning format offers extra structure for those who
want it. We'll set the schedule, you meet the deadlines.
Speak with an enrollment counselor to get a personalized cost estimate for what you can expect to pay.
At Capella, we believe your education is an investment in your future. It’s also an investment within your grasp. Your goals are achievable—there are more ways to save than you might think.
Military service members and their spouses could be eligible for a
We can accept many transfer credits from regionally accredited
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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.
Our doctoral curriculum is designed to give you dedicated support early in your program—so you can be confident in the steps to completing your degree.
During your dissertation, you’ll be matched with an experienced mentor who will help you stay on track to completing your degree.
|Courses Number||Courses Title|
|DPA8408||Ethics and Social Responsibility|
|DPA8420||Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy|
|DPA8428||Public Needs Assessment and Planning|
|DPA8416||Public Administration and Community Collaboration|
|DPA8412||Global and Diverse Societies|
These folks are superstars. We hear it from our students (and grads).
They’re here to help find a program fit and set you up for
Our distinguished faculty members hold top credentials in their
fields. They’re here to teach the knowledge and skills you’ll need,
A doctoral degree takes special effort. It's why we offer expert
support at every step to keep you moving forward toward your
For this team, it’s more than résumés and interview tips. It’s about
thoughtful and strategic career planning—beyond graduation.
Nonprofit management and public administration are similar. So which doctoral program is right for you?
A guide to options for working in public safety, public administration, or human services.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our Doctor of Public Administration degree.
*These examples are intended to serve as a general guide. Many factors determine what position an individual may attain, and Capella can’t guarantee a graduate will secure any specific job title.