Total program credits needed for graduation: 84
One academic quarter is three months. You will have a three-week break between each quarter.
17 Required Courses, 72 course quarter credits
|PSL7010||21st-Century Communication and Leadership||4 quarter credits|
|DPA8400*||Theories of Leadership and Public Administration||4 quarter credits|
|DPA8404||Principles of Organization Theory and Practice||4 quarter credits|
|DPA8408*||Ethics and Social Responsibility||4 quarter credits|
|DPA8412*||Global and Diverse Societies||4 quarter credits|
|DPA8416||Public Administration and Community Collaboration||4 quarter credits|
|DPA8420||Public Policy Analysis||4 quarter credits|
|DPA8424*||Theories and Practices of Public Human Resource Management||4 quarter credits|
|DPA8428*||Public Needs Assessment and Planning||4 quarter credits|
|DPA8109*||Program Evaluation and Action Research||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7860||Survey of Research Methods||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7864||Quantitative Design and Analysis||4 quarter credits|
|PSL7868||Qualitative Design and Analysis||4 quarter credits|
|PSL-R8910||Professional Doctorate Residency||non-credit|
12 quarter credits.
Choose any graduate course(s).
Learners must register for DPA9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their specialization requirements.
|DPA9960*||Dissertation Courseroom||5 quarter credits|
*This course has a prerequisite. Contact an enrollment counselor or refer to the course descriptions for more information.
Each unit consists of readings, discussions, and other activities
you will be expected to complete throughout the week. Assignments are
due on Sundays, though not every course requires an assignment each
In each course, you will receive a detailed scoring guide that describes expectations for every graded assignment.
Grades are based on your participation in weekly reading discussions and completion of assignments. You will also be assessed on your ability to demonstrate an understanding of expected outcomes for your program or specialization. These outcomes are based on the needs and performance standards of your field or discipline.
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