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  Graduate School-Newark 2018-2020 Programs, Faculty, and Courses Public Administration 834 Doctor of Philosophy Curriculum  

Curriculum


Core Courses (15 credits)

26:834:601 Study of Public Organizations (3)
26:834:603 Governance and Politics (3)
26:834:605 Public Budgeting and Finance (3)
26:834:617 Intellectual History of Public Administration (3)
26:834:618 Leadership, Equity, and Diversity (3)

Research Courses (12 credits)

Prerequisite: 20:834:561 Applied Statistics (3)
26:834:607 Quantitative Methods I (3)
26:834:608 Quantitative Methods II (3)
26:834:609 Qualitative Methods I (3)
A methods elective course (3) approved by the Ph.D. director

Specialization Fields (21 credits, including up to 9 credits from a relevant master's degree that can be applied to specialization fields)

Students are required to select two fields of specialization and complete at least 9 credits of study in each field. The 3 remaining credits can be taken in either specialization field, or in another area of the student's choice. The student should define their two specialization fields in consultation with their adviser, preferably soon after completing the core courses, and receive approval from the Ph.D. director. Below are some suggested specialization fields, although students may propose other specializations in consultation with their adviser and the Ph.D. director:
  • Public management
  • Public budgeting and finance
  • Human resource management
  • Nonprofit management and philanthropy
  • Technology and egovernment
  • Ethics, transparency, and accountability
  • Performance measurement and management
  • Health policy and administration
  • Education policy and administration
  • Urban affairs and administration
  • Public policy
  • Public law

Additional information on major fields and required and elective coursework within each field can be found here: https://spaa.newark.rutgers.edu/phd.

A summary worksheet of doctoral program requirements can be found here: https://spaa.newark.rutgers.edu/academic-policies-procedures-forms.

Dissertation Research (24 credits)

All Ph.D. students must complete 24 research credits throughout the curriculum.


 
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