Public Administration

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 8.18 k / program Foreign:$ 13.6 k / program Deadline: Feb 1, 2025
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The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in Public Administration at Rutgers SPAA is a research degree. It trains students for careers as scholars, researchers, and teachers in the diverse and dynamic field of public management and administration.

Specifically, the Learning/Program Goals are: * The development and attainment of research, scholarship and teaching skills in the field of public administration.
* Conducting and producing original research.
* Professional career preparation.

Through disciplined research, the PhD in Public Administration seeks to expand the knowledge base and problem-solving capacities of universities, independent research organizations and government and nonprofit agencies. Such entities are routinely expected to conceptualize and carry out research relevant to the processes of acquiring human, fiscal and informational resources; utilizing those resources efficiently and effectively; and producing desired social and policy outcomes.


* Intellectual History of Public Administration
* Government Budgeting and Resources Acquisition
* Study of Public Organizations
* Governance and Politics
* Leadership, Equity and Diversity

Research Methods

* Quantitative I
* Quantitative II
* Qualitative I
* Mixed Methods


* Resume and Writing Sample.
* GRE General.

English Language Requirements

TOEFL paper-based test score : 550 TOEFL iBT® test: 79


All first year PhD students are supported by departmental or university fellowships or graduate assistantships, which provide stipend, tuition remission, and sometimes student fees for the first year.After the first year, students will be supported by their advisors through fellowships and graduate assistantships.

There are also a number of multi-year fellowships available for advanced students through NSF and NIH training programs. BME also has a limited number of teaching assistantships for graduate students who demonstrate outstanding teaching skills.



NASPAA accreditation recognizes that a master's program in public affairs has gone through a rigorous process of voluntary peer review conducted by the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation (COPRA), and has met NASPAA's Standards for Professional Master's Degree Programs in Public Affairs, Policy and Administration.

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