DPA - General Public Administration
Prepare to teach, consult, or lead on issues involving public policy and public administration. Expand your expertise with Capella University's DPA General Public Administration specialization. You'll learn from faculty who are leaders in the field and bring insights from their experiences in regional, national, and international public sector environments, including the U.N., the U.S. Army, and local and state government agencies. This online doctoral specialization helps you strengthen your leadership and collaboration skills through a wide range of activities. You'll use course work, interactive simulations, case studies, and field experiences to connect with your faculty and professional peers and deepen your understanding of the field. You'll study how public policies and practices enhance public value and collaboration. You'll learn to integrate theoretical and practical approaches to developing policies. And you'll develop research competencies that help you solve complex problems specific to the field. People likely to choose this specialization include public administrators who want to pursue leadership positions in government agencies, public service organizations, or the political arena; or faculty positions in the fields of public administration, public affairs, and political science.
|Accreditation||Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools |
|Requirements||Applicants must have a Master's degree (or its foreign equivalent) from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution and a graduate GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent from an international institution. Residency Requirements: As a doctoral learner you will attend residential colloquia in addition to your online courses. At specific milestones in your program, you will attend three colloquia, each one week in length. |
|On Campus Requirement||All doctoral programs, clinically-focused master's programs, and some postmaster's programs require learners to attend academic residencies, either colloquia or the year-in-residence, offered in various locations. |
|Delivery Format||Online |
|Education Level||Doctorate |
|Cost Per Credit||Tuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide. |