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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.
With over 25 years of experience in online doctoral education, we understand the unique needs of doctoral students, and have designed our programs to meet those needs. We've structured our programs to help you reach your goals and obtain critical skills—with our expert faculty, support teams, and online resources to help guide you every step of the way.
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.
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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. This program includes professional doctorate research seminars which allow you to gain momentum toward your doctoral capstone early in your program.
|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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Our courses are taught by distinguished faculty members who hold top credentials and have hands-on expertise in their fields. They know what you need to know today.
Doctoral programs are specific and challenging. That's why you'll have access to expert support at every step along the road to your degree.
For the culminating project of your doctoral degree, you’ll be paired with a mentor who can support and assist you along the way.
Nonprofit management and public administration are similar. So which doctoral program is right for you?
It takes a range of public service professionals, from law
enforcement to case managers, to respond to a crisis.
Here are just some of the career options you could explore with our Doctor of Public Administration degree.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some
positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure,
certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because
many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella
cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a
promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you
to research requirements for your job target and career goals.