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DPA - Public Administration

Capella University's online Doctor of Public Administration program prepares you to impact multidisciplinary public policy and administration issues. This program uses current case studies and advanced learning technologies to strengthen your collaboration and leadership skills, and identify community issues that could benefit from an action-based research project. Convenient electronic textbooks are available for most courses, which lowers costs and provides immediate access to course materials. You can complete your DPA program in as little as 3 years thanks to a streamlined curriculum designed to deliver the specific skills and knowledge needed for leadership roles in public administration. As part of your program, you will attend 1 Professional Doctorate Colloquium in addition to your online courses.

With your Doctorate in Public Administration from Capella, you'll evaluate current theories and practices in the public administration field and conduct valid, reliable and ethical public administration research. You'll also integrate citizen involvement and community advocacy in public sector decision making.

Common jobs with an online Doctorate in Public Administration include adjunct, part-time or full-time faculty, administrator, analyst, budget director, chief of police/fire, city manager, congressional policy advisor, economic development director, government relations manager, lobbyist, parks and recreation director, policy analyst, public safety director or public works director. Potential workplaces include: consulting firm, government, educational organization, land-based or online college or university, nonprofit organization, political association, professional association, research organization, special interest group, think tank or trade group.

Capella University cannot guarantee licensure, endorsement, certification, authorization, other professional credential or salary advancement. State regulations and professional credential standards vary. It is the learner's responsibility to understand and comply with requirements for their states and professional associations. For more information on licensure, see the Licensure section on the School’s website. Enrollment restrictions and/or other restrictions may apply to certain programs. Contact Capella University for more information.

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AccreditationCapella University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).
RequirementsDoctoral students must have a master's degree from an institution accredited by a U.S. Department of Education-recognized accrediting agency or an internationally recognized institution.
Delivery FormatOnline
Education LevelDoctorate
LanguageEnglish
Cost Per CreditTuition varies by school and degree program. To receive detailed information on Capella's tuition rates, request a free University Guide.