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American Studies 050
Behavioral and Neural Sciences 112
Biology 120
Business and Science 137
Chemistry 160
Creative Writing 200
Criminal Justice 202
Economics 220
English 350 (Includes American Literature 352)
Environmental Science 375
Environmental Geology 380
Global Affairs 478
History 510
Jazz History and Research 561
Management 620
Mathematical Sciences 645
Nursing 705
Peace and Conflict Studies 735
Physics, Applied 755
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Public Administration 834
Doctor of Philosophy
Residency Requirements
Program Goals
Comprehensive Examinations
Graduate Courses
Urban Environmental Analysis and Management
Global Urban Systems 977 (Joint Ph.D with NJIT)
Women's and Gender Studies 988
Divisions of the University
Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School-Newark 2018-2020 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Public Administration 834 Doctor of Philosophy Requirements  


The academic requirements for the doctorate include at least 48 credits of coursework (including up to 9 transfer credits from the master's degree), successful completion of two comprehensive examinations, and the completion of an acceptable doctoral dissertation. The purpose of the comprehensive examinations is to test basic working familiarity with concepts in the field of public administration and to demonstrate research proficiency in the student's areas of specialization.

Core curriculum classes typically meet Monday through Friday afternoons. Courses offered through other campus departments usually meet in the early evenings. Students may also take independent study or courses offered at other Rutgers locations as electives.

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