Degree Outcomes DPA - Doctor of Public Administration

Doctor of Public Administration

What You'll Learn

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Learning You Can See

In addition to grades and ongoing feedback from your instructors, you will be able to visualize your progress in each of your courses.

Use this one-of-a-kind tool to know where you stand after each assignment and see where you might need extra help in your courses.

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Your Degree Outcomes

This degree is aligned with external professional standards to help you obtain the relevant expertise to advance your career. Becoming proficient in these outcomes will allow you to meet the demands of your field.

By the successful completion of your degree program, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge:

  • 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 decision-making.
  • Evaluate and apply professional ethics and integrity.
  • Create equitable solutions for diverse populations in the global community.
  • Think critically and communicate effectively across the public administration discipline.

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